Twitter has scrapped plans to open a downtown Oakland office and will slash its footprint in San Francisco and several other cities, as well as completely exit other cities, the social media giant said Wednesday.
In 2021, Twitter sketched out plans to lease a large chunk of office space in downtown Oakland, saying at the time that the East Bay location would be a model for the company’s emerging hybrid workplace model.
Now, Twitter is outlining space cutbacks in at least a dozen locations, including San Francisco and the East Bay.
“We will also no longer move forward with plans to open an office in Oakland,” a Twitter spokesperson said Wednesday in comments emailed to this news organization.
Twitter had previously agreed to lease 66,000 square feet at 1330 Broadway in downtown Oakland.
The downtown Oakland office would have been large enough to accommodate 330 Twitter workers.
“We are evaluating our global office portfolio and re-sizing certain locations based on utilization,” the Twitter spokesperson stated. “We’ve proven we can operate our business successfully with a distributed workforce over the years, and remain committed to our employees, our customers, and the markets we serve.”