Meta Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in March that the company will cut 10,000 jobs across two rounds of layoffs in late April and late May…reports Asian Lite News
Meta Platforms Inc expects to cut around 490 jobs at its international headquarters in Dublin, or almost 20% of its Irish workforce, part of 10,000 global layoffs announced in March, the social media company said on Wednesday.
Facebook-parent Meta started carrying out the last batch of the global layoffs on Wednesday. The roles impacted in Dublin, where it has 2,500 full-time employees, include finance, sales, marketing, analytics, operations, and engineering.
Meta laid off 320 Irish employees in November in an initial round of global cuts and the final number of redundancies in this round will be subject to collective consultation.
Earlier this week, Meta conducted a fresh round of layoffs that was set to impact about 6,000 employees globally. These job cuts were part of the company’s so-called “Year of Efficiency,” in which Meta is being restructured to cut costs, reports TechCrunch.
The third round of layoffs affected Meta’s business departments.
Meta Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in March that the company will cut 10,000 jobs across two rounds of layoffs in late April and late May.
In a Facebook post, Zuckerberg said overall, “we expect to reduce our team size by around 10,000 people and to close around 5,000 additional open roles that we haven’t yet hired” in the company’s “year of efficiency”. Meta already eliminated 11,000 roles in November last year. In total, about 21,000 people have lost their jobs at the social network across departments.
The tech giant cut around 4,000 of the planned 10,000 positions last month, leaving nearly 6,000 positions potentially on the chopping block. According to reports, in April, Meta almost wiped out its team dedicated to combating misinformation.
At the end of 2022, Meta had around 86,000 employees. Meta is also no longer listing new remote positions, as managers have reportedly been forbidden from posting new listings with a remote-work option.
Zuckerberg has said that after restructuring, Meta plans to lift hiring and transfer freezes in each group.