The layoffs that took place at Twitter after Elon Musk acquired the social-media company had grabbed headlines for all the wrong reasons. However, that hasn’t stopped Twitter from attracting job seekers. Hundreds of people still hope to be a part of the billionaire’s ‘hardcore’ Twitter 2.0, according to a Business Insider report.
The microblogging website reportedly posted 20 job openings on LinkedIn last week and hundreds of people responded positively. The social-media site is looking to strengthen its existing workforce with the new hires.
Openings are available across departments and roles, primarily covering web designing, Android/iOS engineering, and product designing, both in California and New York.
Additionally, Twitter has sought applications for 11 more job opportunities clearly revealing they were future positions, and that applications will not be considered immediately. Yet, many people have already applied for a few of the positions. It is reported that over 500 candidates have already applied for the position of software developer.
Post Musk’s acquisition, Twitter went through a chaotic period. He is reportedly spending most of his time at the office, even sleeping there. He has been keeping a close watch on the staff and their activities, and has even withdrawn the remote work options, free lunch and other perks.
In fact, he irked the staff Twitter when he fired Parag Agrwal, the CEO and other senior executives as soon as he took over.
Outlining plans for “Twitter 2.0,” he warned the remaining staff that they would have to work hard in order to stay on. He had made it clear that “very intense” work and long hours would be required and that people should stay on only if they thought they had it in them to keep up.
Insider reports that over 50 per cent of Twitter’s 4,000 remaining employees decided to leave the Company.
For software engineers with at least three years of experience, wages posted on LinkedIn range from $142,000 to $200,000 to as high as $243,000 to $338,000 for senior staff software engineers with more than nine years of experience. According to GlassDoor, the average compensation for a software engineer in San Francisco is $108,603.