According to persons familiar with the situation, workers at Twitter Inc.’s Singapore headquarters were forced to clean away their desks and evacuate the premises. This comes as Elon Musk continues to reduce spending throughout the globe.
One of the people said that Twitter employees were given notice via email on Wednesday that they needed to vacate the CapitaGreen building by 5:00 p.m. and begin performing their jobs remotely beginning Thursday. This person asked not to be identified because they were discussing private information. According to the further information provided by the source, Twitter’s employees headquartered in Singapore have been transferred as remote workers in the company’s internal system until further notice.
When Twitter’s current owner, Elon Musk, assumed control of the San Francisco-based company, he immediately began laying off a significant number of employees throughout the globe, including in Singapore, which acts as the company’s headquarters for Asia and the Pacific. This month, the business also fired Nur Azhar Bin Ayob, who had been serving as the head of site integrity for the area and had only been with the company for a short period of time.
Requests for comment from the public were not immediately answered by representatives from Twitter. Twitter is still a tenant at CapitaGreen, according to a spokeswoman for the Singapore office’s owner, CapitaLand, who declined to provide any further details on the matter.
As part of its attempts to save costs, Musk has reportedly stopped paying the rent on its worldwide headquarters. As a result, the company was sued by the landlord of its San Francisco offices last month over the matter. Casey Newton, who works at Platformer, was the first person to tweet about the workplace clearance in Singapore. He also added that the reason for it was failing to pay rent on the facility.