Meta already cut 11,000 jobs – nearly 13 percent of its workforce – in November.

However, the company is due to make even more job cuts as it restructures its teams to fulfil CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s dream of a ‘Year of Efficiency.’

These cuts echo Mr Zuckerberg’s previously expressed wishes for the company to rebalance the ratio of business and administrative staff to engineers and technologists.

Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram are all expected to be affected.

The hiring freeze has also been extended.

A memo announced the upcoming eliminations

Through a circulating memo, managers at Facebook have been asked to prepare to announce job cuts today (Wednesday).

The memo asked all employees who work in North America who are able to work from home to do so today.

These cuts do not come as a surprise

In a post made by Mr Zuckerberg in March where he outlined his ‘Year of Efficiency,’ he wrote: “[W]e expect to announce restructurings and layoffs in our tech groups in late April, and then our business groups in late May.”






Amelia Brand is the Editor for HRreview, and host of the HR in Review podcast series. With a Master’s degree in Legal and Political Theory, her particular interests within HR include employment law, DE&I, and wellbeing within the workplace. Prior to working with HRreview, Amelia was Sub-Editor of a magazine, and Editor of the Environmental Justice Project at University College London, writing and overseeing articles into UCL’s weekly newsletter. Her previous academic work has focused on philosophy, politics and law, with a special focus on how artificial intelligence will feature in the future.