Following Twitter, Meta Plans Massive Layoffs for This Week

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Following Twitter, Meta Plans Massive Layoffs for This Week
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  • Meta Platforms is reportedly preparing for a large-scale layoff, which will affect the number of employees.
  • Meta recently witnessed a significant profit fall in the third-quarter earnings.

Meta Platforms, Inc. (META), the parent company of Facebook (NASDAQ: META ), is planning for “massive layoffs.” According to a recent report from The Wall Street Journal, Meta is expected to begin large-scale layoffs this week due to increased costs and a recent decline in its stock price. 

The action from the platform will affect thousands of Meta employees. This may be the largest round of layoffs the company has seen since its founding in 2004. However, Meta did not respond to the recent allegation. 

The leading technology businesses, including Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ: MSFT ), and Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR ) have implemented employee reduction and limited job openings, as global economic growth slows due to several reasons such as increased interest rates, rising inflation, and the energy crisis in Europe. 

Meta Witnesses a Massive Fall

In October, Meta anticipated a weak holiday quarter and much higher costs in 2019, which will reduce Meta’s stock market value by around $67 billion and add to the more than half a trillion dollars in value already lost this year.

Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Meta stated last week: 

In 2023, we’re going to focus our investments on a small number of high priority growth areas. So 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.

Moreover, Meta’s third-quarter earnings were released a week ago. In comparison to the same quarter last year, Meta’s third-quarter profits fell by 52 percent to $4.4 billion. The company’s market capitalization dropped to $600 billion over the previous year.

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