It’s clear that there was a miscommunication or bad translation from the original Ivrit. He is actually saying there’s no sub-category called “working chareidim”. Anyone who listens to the gedolim is who he represents. And that those in yeshiva are on a higher level than those working.
Good idea to listen to a recording of the actual interview in Hebrew. A bit long, but it will give you a much clearer picture of what was said. The abbreviated English article was not done with a great degree of accuracy, to put it mildly. And to answer popa’s question- yes, Gafne does say that he himself is working, but he considers this unfortunate.