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Elon Musk Says Twitter Has 2,300 Lively Staff, Refutes Report of 75 P.c on Staff Being on Go away

Twitter has about 2,300 lively staff, Elon Musk mentioned in a Tweet on Saturday. CNBC on Friday reported that Twitter’s full-time headcount has decreased to about 1,300 lively, working staff, together with fewer than 550 full-time engineers by title.

About 75 of the corporate’s 1,300 staff are on go away together with about 40 engineers, CNBC mentioned, citing inner data.

“The word is wrong. There are about 2300 lively, working staff at Twitter,” billionaire Musk tweeted in a response to a tweet quoting CNBC.

The word is wrong. There are ~2300 lively, working staff at Twitter.

There are nonetheless a whole bunch of staff engaged on belief & security, together with a number of thousand contractors.

Lower than 10 folks from my different firms are working at Twitter.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 21, 2023

“There are nonetheless a whole bunch of staff engaged on belief & security, together with a number of thousand contractors,” Musk added.

Musk took over Twitter in October and swiftly moved by means of various product and organizational modifications. The corporate rolled out Twitter-verified Blue check-mark as a paid service and in addition laid off about 50 % employees.

Earlier this week, it was reported that Twitter plans to put off 50 employees within the social media website’s product division within the coming weeks.

The layoffs, which come six weeks after prime boss Elon Musk reportedly advised employees that there wouldn’t be additional retrenchment, might cut back the corporate’s headcount to beneath 2,000, in response to the report.

Musk took over Twitter in October and swiftly moved by means of various product and organizational modifications. The corporate rolled out Twitter-verified Blue check-mark as a paid service and in addition laid off about 50 % employees. Musk had mentioned in November that Twitter was going through “an enormous drop in income” as advertisers dropped out.

Twitter’s income for the fourth quarter fell about 35 % to $1.025 billion (roughly Rs. 8300 crore), a prime advert govt revealed at a employees assembly, on-line publication the Data reported on Wednesday.

© Thomson Reuters 2023

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