Layoffs meta: Meta asks managers to identify people for layoffs: report

Amid recession fears, tech giant Meta is likely looking forward to saying goodbye to several employees as a media report says the platform has asked managers to identify people for layoffs.

According to InformationMaher Saba, vice president of remote presence and engineering at Meta Platforms, instructed managers to identify and exit with poor numbers as the company grapples with macroeconomic pressures and blows to its advertising business.

In a post to Meta’s internal messaging system, Saba, who has worked at Meta for eight years, advised managers to think about the value their team members bring to Meta.

“If direct reports don’t work or don’t work well, they are not what we need; they are letting this company down,” Saba said.

“As a manager, you can’t let someone be neutral or negative towards the Meta,” Saba added.

Managers should identify people on their team who “need support” by 5 p.m. Monday and “move to the exit of people who can’t get on track,” the post said.

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Meta representatives, including Saba, did not respond to the site’s requests for comment. Meanwhile, the company recently warned employees that the second half of the year will be difficult.

Recently, Meta’s Chief Product Officer Chris Cox detailed the company’s financial dilemma in an internal memo detailing the key areas the social media giant plans to invest in.

Cox echoed statements made by CEO and co-founder of Meta Mark Zuckerberg while speaking with analysts as part of the company’s first-quarter earnings report.

He added that the company is going through “serious times and the headwind is fierce,” stressing that its problems are unlikely to go away anytime soon.

Earlier, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in an internal company memo that this
will cut hiring this year due to unfavorable macroeconomic conditions.

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