Some of Twitter’s international offices are closing down after the tech giant stopped paying its rent on them, according to a company executive.
Sources familiar with the company said that Twitter’s major Singapore office—the company’s headquarters in Asia—was shut down on Wednesday because of non-payment of rent, with Platformer reporter Casey Newton claiming that landlords had “walked employees out of the building.”
Other offices are set to close for the same reason. Around a dozen Twitter workspaces in total are either closing or being in the process of closing, according to reports. The closures are reportedly part of Elon Musk’s uncompromising cost-cutting at Twitter, which has already seen thousands of workers laid off.
The office closures will reportedly see a few hundred more staff dropped from the company’s payroll.
Twitter also faces potential eviction from its San Francisco headquarters for not paying rent, according to a report.
I'm told Twitter employees were just walked out of its Singapore office — its Asia-Pacific headquarters — over nonpayment of rent. Landlords walked employees out of the building
— Casey Newton (@CaseyNewton) January 11, 2023