Meta layoffs 11,000, explores Metaverse vision

  • The CEO of Meta, Mark Zuckerberg, informed the team of the decision to lay people off in a message. The statement states that he decided to cut the team's size by around 13%, or by more than 11,000 people globally. He referred to the layoffs as "the most difficult reforms undertaken in Meta's history." The IT juggernaut will also prolong the employment ban until the first quarter.

  • Covid's ambitious investment strategy backfired as their internet activities grew, leading to layoffs. Mark Zukerberg expected acceleration following the outbreak. Things didn't go as planned.

10 Nov 2022 By: Divya Behl
Meta layoffs 11,000,

Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Meta, sent a message about the layoff 

Plan and announced his decision to eliminate more than 11,000 employees from the company.

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta, sent a message to the company's staff regarding the layoff decision. According to the message, he chose to reduce the team's size by roughly 13%, or by more than 11,000 individuals globally. "The most difficult changes made in Meta's history," he called the layoffs. The hiring moratorium will also be extended by the tech giant into the first quarter.

The ambitious investment approach that backfired as Covid's internet activities increased is at the heart of the decision to lay people off. Mark Zukerberg predicted that the acceleration would continue even after the pandemic was over. Sadly, things did not turn out the way I had anticipated.

The Metaverse's Future

Zuckerberg emphasised the necessity for the business to improve its capital efficiency. The Metaverse is one of the high priority growth areas that the corporation has transferred more resources towards, he continued. He noted that the digital behemoth's other emphasis areas include an AI discovery engine, marketing, and commercial platforms. The 11,000 layoffs affect all enterprises, including Reality Labs and Family of Apps.

Our AI discovery engine, our ad and business platforms, and our long-term vision for the metaverse are just a few of the high priority growth areas where we have focused more of our efforts.

Organized Teams

In a thorough statement, the CEO promised to reveal more information on the company's streamlined operations in the coming weeks. Additionally, according to Zuckerberg, the corporation will restructure its business teams within. The corporation just made a significant investment in its Metaverse branch, which is contextualised by the layoffs. Twitter, which is run by Elon Musk, previously declared it was laying off 50% of its staff to reduce costs.

The business has made it possible to create and sell NFTs on Instagram. It will be interesting to observe how the company's long-term plan to create a Metaverse plays out. The Wednesday layoff notice caused the price of META stock to drop. The stock price did, however, slightly rebound, falling by 0.26% on the day. The price of META stock is $96.47 as of this writing.