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Elon Musk Begins Layoffs at Twitter

By Kate Conger

04 Nov 2022 · 4 min read

Editor's Note

Twitter's 7,500 employees have been bracing for job cuts since Elon Musk took it over last week. Employees were notified on Thursday that the layoffs were set to begin.

SAN FRANCISCO — Elon Musk will begin laying off Twitter employees Friday, according to a companywide email, culling the social media service’s 7,500-person workforce a little over a week after completing his blockbuster buyout.

Twitter employees were notified in the email that the layoffs were set to begin, according to a copy of the message seen by The New York Times. Workers were instructed to go home and not go to the offices Friday as the cuts proceeded. The message, which came from a generic address and was signed “Twitter,” did not detail the total number of layoffs.

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