Unemployment and Layoffs

Twitter plans to cut up to 8 percent of its global workforce

Jack Dorsey made one of his first hard choices since becoming chief executive officer of Twitter Inc. last week: Who should be let go. Twitter will cut as many as 336 jobs, or about 8 percent of its global workforce, the San Francisco-based company said in a filing Tuesday. Most of the affected positions will be in the product and engineering departments. Twitter has struggled with bloat in the groups, resulting in overlapping tasks and goals, which created a culture of indecision and made it harder for the company to move quickly, former employees have said. Dorsey, a co-founder of the company, has pledged to make Twitter more accessible. While hardcore users cherish its rapid-...