Twitter has been celebrating an “exciting day” at their European headquarters in Dublin, Ireland. They’ve officially opened their new offices on Pearse Street in Dublin city centre where they employ 100 staff, and have promised to hire 100 more by this time next year.
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1,046 to be precise. Which means that the firm has been on a serious hiring spree.
Back in January, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo said that Twitter employed “about 900 people”. I’ve been tracking the company’s staff roster pretty closely for a number of years now and, by looking at the rate of employee acquisition since 2008, I concluded that Twitter should have been sorting out the paperwork for its 1,000th employee “within about six months”, which turned out to be a pretty good guess.
Last month Twitter CEO Dick Costolo said that the company now employs “about 900 people”. I’ve been tracking Twitter’s staff count pretty closely for a few years now, and while it’s certainly true that Twitter’s hiring spree is on a major uptrend, with some serious growth in the past few weeks, either Costolo rounded up a little, or Twitter themselves are slow to update their own data, because their current roster looks to be set at 833 people.
Impressive, for sure – and by my calculations, Twitter should hire its 1000th employee before the end of this year.
We’ve tracked Twitter’s staff roster pretty closely at AllTwitter over the past couple of years. Back in May 2009 the company’s employment count was just 69 (dude). By February of this year that number had jumped to almost 400, reached 500 in May and 600 in June, when the company hired more than 70 people in a month.
Things have slowed a little since then, and Twitter has let a few key people go, but the company is still picking up new bodies at a decent pace, and now boasts a staff of more than 700.
It’s currently unclear if they walked or were fired. All have been with the company since way back.
Twitter isn’t saying much (“some people have left the company and we appreciate their contributions”), but there’s some speculation that they were pushed out by Jack Dorsey, as he looks to tidy up anyone still affiliated with the Evan Williams/Biz Stone/Jason Goldman regime, taking a firmer grip on the house that Jack built.
In late May we reported on how Twitter was on the verge of hiring its 500th employee, which meant that in just two years the company had expanded significantly from its May 2009 roster of 69 members of staff.
As of today that total is up to 572. That’s right – Twitter has recruited 73 new people in just one month.
In February I wrote about Twitter’s escalating employee count, which was closing in on 400 members of staff. Way back in May 2009 – when Twitter was black and white and mostly made out of wood – that number was just 69 (dude).
Now, just three and a bit months later, Twitter’s roster has jumped by over 25%, and is about to hit 500.
How many people work at Twitter? 394, at the current count.
That’s an official tally, and it’s a huge leap from when I last blogged about the Twitter work force back in September 2009, when the number was just 69 (dude).
Still, when held up against competitors in the tech space it’s still on the small side. Facebook, for example, has over 2000 employees.
Would you like to work at Twitter? Well, you can: they’re always hiring.
(PS. Perhaps a better question is – why do so many Twitter employees still use the default avatar? You’d have thought that kind of thing would be frowned upon.)
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In May I wrote a fairly popular article entitled, “47 People Who Work At Twitter (And What They Do)“.
Today I’ve updated this list and Twitter’s employee team has now grown to 67 individuals, many of whom have been added to the support staff, as well as operations and media.
Check out the staff rosterÂ here.