Facebook (META) to Begin Large-Scale Layoffs This Week – Thousands of Employees on Chopping Block

by J Pelkey
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Meta, Facebook and Instagram parent company, will begin large-scale layoffs this week, according to CNBC.

The layoffs could start as soon as Wednesday.

Thousands of employees are at risk of losing their jobs.

At the end of September, Meta reportedly had more than 87,000 employees.

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From CNBC:

Facebook parent Meta could begin large-scale layoffs as soon as Wednesday, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal.

The layoffs are expected to impact thousands of employees, the report said, and the move would mark the first major headcount reduction in Meta’s history. At the end of September, the company reported that it had more than 87,000 employees.

A Meta spokesperson declined to comment and referred CNBC to Zuckerberg’s comments on the company’s latest earnings call last month.

“In 2023, we’re going to focus our investments on a small number of high priority growth areas,” Zuckerberg said at the time. “That means some teams will grow meaningfully, but most other teams will stay flat or shrink over the next year. In aggregate, we expect to end 2023 as either roughly the same size, or even a slightly smaller organization than we are today.”

Meta shares have plummeted 73% this year, falling to their lowest since early 2016, and the social media giant is now the worst performer in the S&P 500 in 2022.

META-Facebook shares were down more than 24% a couple weeks ago on a weak Q4 forecast and earnings collapse.

Mark Zuckerberg’s fortune took a huge hit.

“Mark Zuckerberg’s fortune plunged by $11 billion after his Meta Platforms Inc. reported a second-straight quarter of disappointing earnings, bringing his total wealth loss to more than $100 billion in just 13 months.” Bloomberg News reported.

Facebook fell from a 52-week high of $353 per share to $92 per share on Wednesday.

Last summer Facebook’s market capital was nearly $1 trillion dollars and now it is closer to $245 billion.

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