Elon Musk Plans To Cut Half Of Twitter Jobs

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Kiichiro Sato/AP/REX/Shutterstock (9716659b) Tesla CEO and founder of the Boring Company Elon Musk speaks at a news conference, in Chicago. The Boring Company has been selected to build a high-speed underground transportation system that it says will whisk passengers from downtown Chicago to O'Hare International Airport in mere minutes O'Hare Express, Chicago, USA - 14 Jun 2018

The richest billionaire Elon Musk has revealed plans to cut about 3,700 jobs at Twitter Inc which is equally half of the company’s workforce in a bid to cut costs.

Musk, who just acquired Twitter made the revelation on Wednesday according to Bloomberg News citing people familiar with the matter.

According to the report, the business magnate and investor will inform the staff affected on Friday as he intends to reverse the social media company’s existing work-from-anywhere policy.

He will also require employees to work from the office with some exceptions possible to could be made.

Musk, in a tweet, had denied a New York Times report that said he was planning to lay off Twitter employees before November 1 to avoid stock grants due on the day.

Reuters had reported earlier this week, citing sources that Musk plans to cut a quarter of Twitter’s workforce as part of a first round of layoffs at his recently acquired company.