Job Interest in Twitter Rises More Than 260 Percent After Elon Musk’s Takeover Deal

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Since Twitter’s Board of Directors accepted Elon Musk’s offer to buy the social media platform, interest in employment opportunities at the tech firm has accelerated, new data shows.

In the week of Apr. 24, interest in Twitter job openings on Glassdoor surged 263 percent, according to Daniel Zhao, a senior economist and data scientist at the job insights website.

Zhao noted the 263 percent number is based on average daily clicks on Twitter job openings on the platform compared to all of March. Although this might not relate to job applications, the notable jump reflects curiosity about work opportunities at the business.

The figures were posted after it was confirmed that Musk would serve as a temporary CEO of the social media outlet for a few months.

“Well, the above data is made more relevant by today’s news. Say what you will about Elon, he does have a large fanbase of ppl excited to work for him. He’s much more likely to capitalize on that attraction as CEO than owner,” Zhao said in a tweet.

Musk shared a Fortune article that reported on the news, tweeting that the “company will be super focused on hardcore software engineering, design, infosec & server hardware.”

“I strongly believe that all managers in a technical area must be technically excellent. Managers in software must write great software or it’s like being a cavalry captain who can’t ride a horse!” Musk stated.

At the same time, he is not too concerned about the current crop of Twitter personnel quitting.

Speaking to reporters at the Met Gala on Monday, he purported that he is “fine” with a supposed mass resignation effort at the San Francisco-based tech firm.

“It’s a free country,” Musk said. “Certainly if anyone doesn’t feel comfortable with that, they will on their own accord go somewhere else. That’s fine.”

Indeed, there is an appetite to work for the billionaire CEO. In 2021, Tesla Motors received nearly 3 million job applications. Moreover, the electric-vehicle maker recently announced that it created close to 100,000 direct new jobs in one decade “and are planning to grow for years to come.”

Blind, an anonymous community app for the workplace, shows that tech workers are split on Musk’s acquisition of Twitter.

By Andrew Moran

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