Meta is cutting another 15,000 jobs

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Meta is cutting another 15,000 jobs

Rumors have been buzzing in the corridors for some time that the round of layoffs that Meta announced at the end of last year, in which 13 percent of the staff were dismissed, would not remain the only bad news. That ‘fear’ came true yesterday. Meta is cutting a total of another 15,000 jobs. Mark Zuckerberg sent out an email beginning with the words that the new bad news would come as a surprise to many.

10,000 layoffs, plus 5,000 job cuts

The 15,000 jobs that are now to disappear, are divided between physical layoffs, about 10,000, in combination with the failure to fill 5,000 open vacancies. When this new round of layoffs is completed, Meta will eventually have approximately 66,000 employees. Six months ago there were still more than 87,000.

Although Zuckerberg still characterizes the bad news as a surprise, it was inevitable. After all, a few weeks ago, well after the previous round of layoffs, Meta already announced that it was going to put the development of a number of (new) services and products on hold. You don’t have to be a madman to realize that such decisions also have consequences for the workforce.

More coming?

Or will it stay here? That is still very much the question. Things are not going very well for Meta and its largest platforms Facebook and Instagram. Zuckerberg recently declared 2023 the ‘year of efficiency’ for Meta. That year is barely three months old, so…

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