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Meta expected to axe close to 400 jobs in Ireland as it confirms 11,000 cuts worldwide

Internal announcement of the company's layoff plans happened at 11am Irish time

Adrian Weckler, Eoghan Moloney and Ciara O'Loughlin

November 08 2022 10:00 PM

Meta has confirmed it is cutting 11,000 jobs across its 87,000-person strong global operation, but has not provided a figure for the number of Irish roles affected.

The company – formerly Facebook Inc – announced it would cut 13pc of its worldwide staff, but has not yet specified how many jobs will go in Ireland.

However, a spokesperson told that the figure will "track” with the percentage globally.

It employs 3,000 staff in Ireland, which would equate to 390 jobs cut.

"The number of redundancies at Meta Ireland will be similar to the global figure although we won’t be in a position to confirm the final number of redundancies until the collective consultation process is completed. This announcement impacts Meta employees (3,000 in Ireland). It doesn’t affect contractors,” the spokesperson said.

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