Jan 21 (Reuters) – Twitter Inc has about 2,300 employees, Elon Musk said in a Tweet on Saturday.
CNBC on Friday reported that Twitter’s full-time workforce has dropped to about 1,300 employees, including less than 550 full-time and title engineers.
About 75 of the company’s 1,300 employees are on furlough including about 40 engineers, CNBC said, citing internal documents.
“The article is wrong. There are about 2300 employees, employees of Twitter,” billionaire Musk tweeted in response to a tweet quoted by CNBC.
“There are still hundreds of employees working on reliability and safety, along with several thousand contractors,” added Musk.
Musk took over Twitter in October and quickly moved through a number of organizational and team changes. The company rolled out Twitter’s verified Blue check as a paid service and laid off nearly 50% of its workforce.
Mrinmay Dey reports in Bengaluru, Edited by William Maclean
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