According to CNBC reports “Twitter’s full-time headcount has dwindled to approximately 1,300 active, working employees, including fewer than 550 full-time engineers by title. Around 75 of the company’s 1,300 employees are on leave including about 40 engineers.”
However, Elon Musk, CEO of Twitter, has denied the claims. In his tweet, Musk stated that Twitter’s trust and safety team has hundreds of full-time employees and that less than 10 people from his other companies are working at Twitter. As per Musk’s tweet, Twitter currently has around 2,300 full-time working employees and thousands of contractors.
This contradicts the CNBC report that claims fewer than 20 full-time employees are on the trust and safety team.
Elon Musk did not provide further information regarding the number of non-working employees who are still receiving pay from Twitter.
According to CNBC, internal records indicate that there are also about 1,400 non-working employees of Twitter who are still being paid but are no longer expected to fulfil their old responsibilities at the social media company. 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.
The CNBC report also states that under Musk’s management, Twitter has slashed headcount through mass layoffs, other terminations, and changes that compelled many to resign, including the end of a work-from-home forever policy that had been put in place under former CEO Jack Dorsey.