Third round of layoffs begins in Meta, technical staff most affected


Meta (formerly Facebook) has started a new round of layoffs globally, handing out pink slips to employees with technical backgrounds.

Several Meta employees took to LinkedIn to post their ordeal, saying they were asked to leave.

“I woke up this morning to the unfortunate news that I was one of the many people fired from Meta today. If you have any career opportunities, please don’t hesitate to share them with me! My focus for the past 3 years Primarily has been on establishing programs focused on increasing OpEx and headcount org efficiency,” Teresa Jimenez, business program manager, posted on Facebook.

She said that many “product-focused technical program managers were unfortunately affected today as well. If you have an opportunity, please reach out to me and I’ll make an introduction”.

The job cuts have affected people working in verticals such as user experience, software engineering, graphics programming and other roles.

A META spokesperson confirmed to CNBC that the cuts had begun.

As per reports, the Meta layoffs affected the Instagram office in London and staff could either be cut or relocated as part of the company’s latest round of layoffs.

Meta is reportedly set to lay off at least 4,000 high-skilled workers this week.

In March, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that the company would cut 10,000 jobs in the coming months.

Meta will also announce newly restructured teams and management hierarchies.

The latest cuts come just four months after Meta laid off 11,000 employees, or 13 per cent of the company’s workforce, in November last year.


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