Twitter loses 80 percent of its employees under Elon Musk

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Published: 2023-01-21 13:14

Last Updated: 2024-04-19 12:10


Twitter loses 80 percent of its employees under Elon Musk
Twitter loses 80 percent of its employees under Elon Musk

The number of Twitter employees decreased by 80 percent since Elon Musk took over the company, according to CNBC.

CNBC added that after it viewed the company’s internal records, it was revealed that “Twitter’s full-time headcount has dwindled to approximately 1,300 active, working employees, including fewer than 550 full-time engineers by title” noting that, presently, there are 75 of the company's employees on leave, including 40 engineers.

Additionally, there are around 1,400 non-working employees who are still being paid but are not expected to fulfill their old obligations, according to internal records. “Many of them resigned when CEO Elon Musk sent out a “pledge” asking them to commit to “hardcore” work at Twitter 2.0 including long hours,” CNBC wrote.

Twitter’s trust and safety team, whose goal is to keep all users safe, has been reduced to less than 20 full-time employees.

Musk tweeted Saturday that there are around 2,300 “active, working” employees at the company. “There are still hundreds of employees working on trust & safety, along with several thousand contractors,” he added.

Before Musk assumed leadership of the company, the total workforce at Twitter stood at 7,500, according to CNBC.

Since the end of October 2022 when Elon Musk took over the company, many were laid off, along with changes that prompted others to resign, such as ending the work-from-home policy.