Three weeks ago, Elon Musk began firing Twitter employees en masse. Before Musk joined Twitter, the company had nearly 7,500 employees. Now it has about 2,700 employees.
At a general meeting of Twitter employees today, Elon Musk said the company was done with layoffs for now and was actively recruiting. Employees are expected to fill new positions, such as engineers and salespeople. However, there are no open positions on the company’s website.
Elon Musk only said that people who are great at writing software are a top priority. No further details were available.
At this meeting, there was also mention of questions regarding Twitter’s headquarters. Employees wondered if history would repeat itself as with Tesla’s HQ. However, Musk said there are no plans to move Twitter’s headquarters to Texas. As he did with Tesla, it might make sense to have “dual headquarters” in California and Texas.
He was also asked about employee compensation. Musk said that employees would get stock options on Twitter and could cash them out regularly, like at SpaceX.