The number of Twitter employees has decreased sharply from 7,500 to 2,700 after the acquisition of Earon Mask, and we will actively recruit in the future and aim for ``usage like Japan''

In just three weeks since Elon Musk bought Twitter, the number of employees has plummeted from 7,500 to 2,700. Mr. Musk said that this large-scale layoff was completed, and it was revealed that he told employees that he would actively recruit for some positions in the future.

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During an all-hands meeting held by Twitter on November 21, 2022, Mr. Mask said that he had completed the layoff (temporary dismissal) and would be actively hiring in engineering and sales positions in the future. rice field. Employees who remain on Twitter are also encouraged to introduce top talent, reports The Verge. In this meeting, Mr. Musk simply said, ``I think that people who are good at writing software are the top priority for important recruitment,'' and specifically what kind of technical and sales positions. It's not clear if it's been requested.

In addition, since Mr. Musk acquired Twitter , half of the employees have been laid off, 4400 contract workers have been laid off, and employees who pointed out that Mr. Musk's remarks are wrong have been laid off . About 20 employees who criticized Mr.

After that, Mr. Musk said, 'In order to build a groundbreaking Twitter 2.0 in the future and succeed in an increasingly competitive environment, it is necessary to be extremely hardcore. This requires long periods of time and high intensity. It means working, so from now on only exceptional performance will be a passing grade,” he sent a message to employees. As a result, it is reported that about 1,000 employees have left Twitter.

The number of employees who retire if they can't keep up with Earon Mask's ``hardcore Twitter'' has increased rapidly, so some employees are retained and remote work is also OK due to a policy change-GIGAZINE

Sources say the all-hands meeting held on November 21 was the first opportunity for Twitter employees to hear directly from Mr. Musk about the future. During the 30-minute meeting, Musk said he had no plans to move Twitter's headquarters out of San Francisco, saying, 'If you want to move your headquarters to Texas [where Tesla is headquartered], Twitter is going to move away from the left. I think it affects the idea of being right-wing, but it's not,' he said.

In addition, Mr. Mask said, '(Twitter) needs to represent people with different opinions, even if they don't agree with each other, in order to become a digital town square.' However, The Verge points out that Mr. Mask has dismissed all employees who criticize him.

In addition, Mr. Musk said that 'there are many mistakes' about the staff reduction that is being done on Twitter, but 'it will stabilize over time.' He also said, ``We need to rebuild a significant part of the technology stack from scratch,'' and also reveals that he plans to launch engineering teams in Japan, India, Indonesia, and Brazil.

In addition, Japan, which has many Twitter users, is a ``goal that other countries should aim for'', and aims to ``ideally have as many users as Japan in all countries without exception'' Mask It is said that Mr. Mr. Musk said, ``Twitter may seem to be America-centric, but it is rather Japan-centric.'' The number of users is almost the same,' he said, and the number of active users in Japan is overwhelmingly higher than in other countries.

In addition, in response to a question about compensation, Mr. Musk said that he will be given stock options and will be able to cash out regularly like SpaceX.

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