Twitter Inc has about 2,300 active employees, Elon Musk said in a Tweet on Saturday after CNBC reported that Twitter's full-time headcount has reduced to about 1,300 active, working employees.
It included fewer than 550 full-time engineers by title.
About 75 of the company's 1,300 employees are on leave including about 40 engineers, CNBC said, citing internal records.
"The note is incorrect. There are about 2300 active, working employees at Twitter," billionaire Musk tweeted in a response to a tweet quoting CNBC.
"There are still hundreds of employees working on trust & safety, along with several thousand contractors," Musk added.
Musk took over Twitter in October and swiftly moved through a number of product and organizational changes. The company rolled out the Twitter-verified Blue check-mark as a paid service and also laid off about 50 per cent of staff.
The note is incorrect. There are ~2300 active, working employees at Twitter.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 21, 2023
There are still hundreds of employees working on trust & safety, along with several thousand contractors.
Less than 10 people from my other companies are working at Twitter.