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Meta plans to cut thousands of jobs, after CEO predicted no more layoffs

By Naomi Nix

22 Feb 2023 · 3 min read

Editor's Note

Meta is planning the next round of layoffs while also reorganizing the company structure to flatten the management layer. The Washington Post examines what's prompting this move.

Facebook parent company Meta is preparing for a fresh round of job cuts, deputizing human resources, lawyers, financial experts and top executives to draw up plans to deflate the company's hierarchy, in a reorganization and downsizing effort that could affect thousands of workers.

Meta plans to push some leaders into lower-level roles without direct reports, flattening the layers of management between Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg and the company's interns, according to a person familiar with the matter who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak on about internal matters. Other managers may end up overseeing a higher number of employees as their teams grow bigger. Some inside Meta expect employees whose jobs have been converted to eventually quit, trimming the company's workforce by default.

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