Meta has begun a new round of layoffs amid the company’s “year of efficiency.” The latest job cuts are the third round in a series that were first announced in March.
The company said it would cut a total of 10,000 jobs over three rounds.
It’s unclear how many employees are affected by the latest round, but the layoffs, once again, appear to be mostly in non-engineering fields.
Areas affected by layoffs
People in marketing, communications and recruiting lost their jobs, according to Reuters, which cited posts found on LinkedIn. Meta will also cut nearly 500 jobs in Ireland.
The giant declined to comment on the cuts, but a spokesperson brought up a memo that Mark Zuckerberg shared with his employees last fall, the period when the company laid off 11,000 people.
In the message in question, he allegedly talked about economic conditions that “made our income much lower” than expected.
It also described the job cuts as “some of the most difficult changes we’ve made in Meta’s history.”
Zuckerberg has spoken openly about the need for more “efficiency” in the months since. He called 2023 Meta’s “year of efficiency” and added that he wants to create a “flatter” management structure within the company.
“I continue to believe that slowing hiring, flattening our management structure, increasing the percentage of our company that is technical, and more rigorously prioritizing projects will improve the speed and quality of our work,” Zuckerberg said recently.
While Meta’s layoffs have been among the most consistent in the industry, the giant is far from the only tech company to shed jobs over the past few months. Amazon, Google, Microsoft have done the same, recently.
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