Twitter begins layoffs with reports of mass firings

The following is an excerpt from Just The News.

Twitter on Friday began the process of enacting major layoffs of its workforce, part of heavy moves being made by Elon Musk to remake the company after his historic purchase of it.

Company employees were posting on social media throughout Friday of receiving severance notices. Reports had indicated that new company owner Elon Musk was seeking to lay off up to 50% of the social media corporation’s workforce. 

Musk “purged roughly half of Twitter’s 7,500 employee base, leaving whole teams totally or near completely gutted,” the Verge similarly reported on Friday.

Employee messages on social media expressed regret and wistfulness at the news of having been dismissed. 

A class-action lawsuit has been filed against Musk and Twitter, meanwhile, with a suit in California court claiming that Twitter did not give its fired employees sufficient notice before their termination. 

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  1. They should’ve fired everyone and had them re-apply for their jobs if they desired to continue to work there. For those that don’t, there’s always opportunities in the installation of solar panels.

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