SAN FRANCISCO– Elon Musk will begin firing Twitter employees Friday morning, according to a memo sent to employees. The email sent Thursday evening told employees they will receive a notification by 12:00 p.m. ET on Friday informing them of their employment status.
“If your employment is not affected, you will receive a notification via your Twitter email,” said a copy of the email obtained by CNN. “If your employment is affected, you will receive a notification with next steps via your personal email.”
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The email added that “to ensure the safety of Twitter’s employees and systems,” the company’s offices “will be temporarily closed and access to all identification will be suspended.”
The email concluded by confirming it will be “an incredibly challenging experience” for the workforce.
The memo comes after news reports that Musk had planned to lay off up to half of the company’s workforce after it was acquired for $44 billion last week.
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Musk began his tenure at Twitter by firing CEO Parag Agrawal and two other executives, according to two people familiar with the decision.
And in less than a week since Musk took over the company, a mix of layoffs and resignations seems to have almost completely stripped the C-suite. Musk also dissolved Twitter’s former board of directors.
– Clare Duffy contributed to this report
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