Meta, the company that owns Facebook, will begin its third round of layoffs next week


Meta Platforms, the company that owns Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram, will begin a new wave of layoffs at the company next week, the third since it announced its intention to lay off 10,000 workers last March, after the 11,000 job cuts at the end of last year.

This new round is nothing more than the continuation of the plan unveiled last March and in which Meta announced a workforce adjustment that will mean the dismissal of some 10,000 workers, as well as the closure of around 5,000 vacancies still not covered.

“This is a time of great anxiety and uncertainty,” said Nick Clegg, Meta’s president for global affairs. “I wish it was easy to provide comfort and relief. There is uncertainty, and for this reason, I have greater admiration for all the people who continue to be resilient and professional despite this lack of certainty ”, he added.

Two months ago, the founder and CEO of the company, Mark Zuckerberg, indicated that Meta planned to announce restructuring and layoffs in its technology groups at the end of April and, subsequently, in its business groups at the end of May, as is the case . These efforts are part of what Zuckerberg called the “year of efficiency.”

However, he cautioned that in some cases it could take until the end of the year to complete the changes, while the timetable for affected international teams may also vary.