Report: Twitter to close Seattle offices after company stops paying rent

Twitter has reportedly stopped paying rent at its Seattle office and now faces eviction, according to the New York Times.

The Times spoke with people familiar with the matter who said janitorial and security services were cut.

The apparent shutdown of the office coincides with a layoff notice sent in November by the Employment Security Department of Washington State. Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) notices are required in Washington when 100 or more employees will be affected by closures or layoffs.

On November 4, a notice affecting 257 Seattle Twitter employees said layoffs would start on January 4.

According to the New York Times, Twitter owner Elon Musk has stopped paying millions in rent and services, as part of his drastic attempts to stabilize Twitter’s finances.

In some cases, according to the Times, employees have been bringing their own toilet paper to the office.