Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Confirms Company Will Lay Off 336 Employees

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  • Eight days after being named Twitter’s permanent CEO, Jack Dorsey confirmed a report from Re/code last week that the company would be reducing its workforce.

    According to an email from Dorsey to all employees, Twitter will be laying off 336 employees, eight percent of its staff.

    “So we have made an extremely tough decision: we plan to part ways with up to 336 people from across the company,” writes Dorsey, “Twitter will go to great lengths to take care of each individual by providing generous exit packages and help finding a new job.”

    We plan to part ways with up to 336 people from across the company.

    Dorsey’s email says Twitter’s product and engineering teams would endure the “most significant structural changes,” with the rest of the organization to be streamlined in parallel.

    “We feel strongly that Engineering will move much faster with a smaller and nimbler team, while remaining the biggest percentage of our workforce,” writes Dorsey.

    Shortly after the announcement was made last week that the Twitter co-founder would take over as the company’s permanent CEO, Dorsey tweeted that his focus was on building teams that “… move fast and learn faster.”

    You can read Dorsey’s full email filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission here: Jack Dorsey email to employees.


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    Amy Gesenhues
    Amy Gesenhues is Third Door Media's General Assignment Reporter, covering the latest news and updates for Marketing Land and Search Engine Land. From 2009 to 2012, she was an award-winning syndicated columnist for a number of daily newspapers from New York to Texas. With more than ten years of marketing management experience, she has contributed to a variety of traditional and online publications, including MarketingProfs.com, SoftwareCEO.com, and Sales and Marketing Management Magazine. Read more of Amy's articles.