On Thursday evening Twitter CEO Elon Musk sent a company-wide message to Twitter employees, telling them the company will be laying off employees, and to not come into the office on Friday.
According to an earlier Bloomberg report, Elon was planning on removing 3,700 employees. Twitter had a total of 7,500 employees. It is also expected that Musk will require employees to come into an office, putting an end to the company’s work-from-anywhere approach.
The email sent to employee said, “In an effort to place Twitter on a healthy path, we will go through the difficult process of reducing our global workforce on Friday. We recognize that this will impact a number of individuals who have made valuable contributions to Twitter, but this action is unfortunately necessary to ensure the company’s success moving forward.”
The message also said, “Given the nature of our distributed workforce and our desire to inform impacted individuals as quickly as possible, communications for this process will take place via email.”
The message informed employees that the office would be closed and to “please return home.” The message said, “To help ensure the safety of each employee as well as Twitter systems and customer data, our offices will be temporarily closed and all badge access will be suspended.
“If you are in an office or on your way to an office, please return home. We acknowledge this is an incredibly challenging experience to go through, whether or not you are impacted. Thank you for continuing to adhere to Twitter policies that prohibit you from discussing confidential company information on social media, with the press or elsewhere. We are grateful for your contributions to Twitter and for your patience as we move through this process,” the message concluded.