On Wednesday, April 19, Facebook’s parent firm Meta began enacting layoffs across all Metaverse businesses. The action is a part of Meta’s effort to achieve “greater efficiency,” which would eventually result in the elimination of 10,000 roles across Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, and Reality Labs.
The change happened as a result of Meta alerting managers to deliver the terrible news to their team members slated for termination by the business.
It is currently unknown how many of these 10,000 roles have been cut after Meta notified its managers at different Metaverse enterprises on April 19.
The report, which Bloomberg News obtained, stated that Meta’s teams would be reorganised. After the most recent wave of layoffs, several employees who were still working would be reassigned to work for new supervisors.
The memo’s content reportedly instructed all North American employees who had the option to work from home to keep doing so in order to “process the news”.
Meta already laid off staff by 11%, or 11,000 employees, in November. This indicates that Meta would have eliminated 21,000 employment in a course of two quarters or six months.