Meta, led by Mark Zuckerberg, has rescinded employment offers made to prospective employees. The latest development comes in the aftermath of the company’s huge layoffs in November.
Nearly 11,000 people were let go from Meta in what was the largest layoff in the history of the Mark Zuckerberg-led company. Now, the company is apparently canceling full-time job offers out of concern over an impending recession.
Tech writer Gergely Orosz claims that Meta has withdrawn employment offers in London, “as I confirmed with developers impacted. New grads with offers due to start in February have been taken back in bulk. I know of about 20 people so far”.
Orosz earlier reported that the full-time engineer offers were not in risk until a week ago. The company had previously withdrawn offers for a large number of interns at its London headquarters.
The interns were supposed to start at the London office in January 2023. He also claimed that a software engineer with an excellent offer called a Meta recruiter to find out if their full-time employment was safe or if it may be rescinded.
He was then told that the offers of full-time employment were not in risk. But Meta appears to have changed its mind on keeping full-time job offers.
Per the reports, Meta is also quietly laying off employees throughout its offices. The company also intends to close its office in New York. However, the rumours are false, since sources at the office have disputed the allegations.
Mark Zuckerberg notified staff of the layoffs through email. He accepted full responsibility for the layoffs.
He stated,”I want to take accountability for these decisions and for how we got here. I know this is tough for everyone, and I’m especially sorry for those impacted.
Amazon, like Meta and Twitter, just laid off hundreds of staff. As a result, the recent round of layoffs at major computer firms affected more than 25,000 employees.