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Twitter set to sack 9% of its workers worldwide

Twitter Inc. is cutting about 9 per cent of its employees worldwide.


The social media site seemingly unable to find a buyer and losing money has struggled amid competition from the likes of Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram, says it expects to book about $10 million to $20 million in workforce restructuring charges.

Twitter shares have tumbled 27 per cent in the past month as possible suitors have wandered away, rose 4 per cent before the opening bell Thursday.

The San Francisco company said it expects to take $10 million to $20 million (U.S.) in charges as it lays off more than 300 of its 3,860 workers.

“We have a clear plan, and we’re making the necessary changes to ensure Twitter is positioned for long-term growth,” CEO Jack Dorsey said in a company release.
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