Twitter is Laying Off Employees from Today

twitter is laying off employees

Highlights

  • Twitter is laying off employees
  • The process of laying off will start on Friday (4-11-2022).
  • Some employees lost access to their company’s IT system.

Following a week of uncertainty regarding the company’s future under new owner Elon Musk, Twitter will inform employees via email on Friday about whether they have been laid off, temporarily closing its offices, and preventing staff access.

Employees were informed via email on Thursday night that they would be notified of their employment status by Friday at noon ET.

According to a copy of the email obtained by CNN, “If your employment is not impacted, you will receive a notification via your Twitter email.” You will be notified via your personal email of the next steps if your employment is impacted.

The email also stated that all badge access would be suspended and the company’s offices would be temporarily closed “to help ensure the safety” of the staff and Twitter’s systems.

Some workers tweeted that their access to the company’s IT system had already been blocked and expressed concern that this might indicate their impending layoffs.

Looks like I don’t have a job, y’all. Just got removed from Slack and remotely logged out of my work laptop,” tweeted a user with the handle “SBkcrn”, who identified himself as a former senior community manager at Twitter.

The announcement of layoffs brings to an end a week of purges by Musk during which he demanded significant cost reductions and imposed a combative new work ethic throughout the social media company.

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