Elon Musk Begins Layoffs at Twitter

Elon Musk will begin laying off employees at Twitter on Friday.

"We recognize that this will impact a number of individuals who have made valuable contributions to Twitter," the email said.

The reduction is necessary "to ensure the company's success moving forward," Twitter said.

All Twitter employees will learn of their employment status at the company by 9 a.m. PT Friday,

Through an email with the subject line "Your Role at Twitter,"  the notice said.

Twitter currently has roughly 7,500 workers, but it wasn't immediately clear how many would be affected by the layoffs.

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