EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: World
Location of affected unit(s): America, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Germany, Spain, Netherlands and the Republic of Ireland


Sector: Information / communication
IT and other information services
63 - Information service activities
Number Employed: 7500
Group: Twitter

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 04-11-2022
Planned Job Reductions min: 3800
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 04-11-2022
Direct Dismissals: 3800

Additional Information

The American multinational, Twitter, has announced it will undertake a global resutructuring which will impact 3800 employees globally. The announcement follows the acquistion of Twitter, headlined by Elon Musk alongside a portfolio of investors. As CEO, Elon Musk has announced the restructuring will also involve the closure of offices in Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Spain, Germany, and Holland. It is currently unclear whether these offices are part of the job cuts, however, employees in America, Ireland and Spain have been notified of the job reductions for their office. In Spain 26 employees were notified by mail. In Ireland 140 jobs will be cut.

Significant cut were made in the team managing communications with journalists and other organizations, in the trust and safety teams that manages content moderation, and the sales and advertising departments. Other teams have been completely closed, those include the company’s human rights as well as the machine learning and algorithmic ethics team. The firings have already prompted legal action in the US. 

The restructuring event in Ireland has been recorded in the ERM Events database, with 140 job cuts in the Dublin office (Twitter-Ireland-2022).