Musk slashes Twitter down to about 1,000 employees: report

Two people familiar with the company told Business Insider that the headcount is “much lower” than the 1,500 employees CEO Elon Musk had told BBC News remained on staff, particularly when excluding remaining contract workers.

The billionaire did not specify whether his total included such employees.

The outlet said getting closer to 1,000 means Twitter’s workforce is down by nearly 90% from just before Musk took over earlier this year.