Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Information / Communication
Information Service Activities
Digital Infrastructure Services
63.11 - Data processing, hosting and related activities

10,000 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
14 March 2023
Employment effect (start)
14 March 2023
Foreseen end date


Meta, the US-based parent company of Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp, has announced a global restructuring plan which will cut 10,000 jobs from its workforce. The plan is in addition to the 11,000 job cuts announced in November, 2022 (Meta-2022-WO). Meta has stated the recruiting department will predominantly be affected, as well as policy, marketing and communications. Further, an additional 5,000 advertised vacancies will be taken offline and team budgets have been frozen. The combination of dismissals is the largest in the company's history and is driven by low advertising revenue, which is the main revenue source for the Group. 

There has been no mention of the involvement of trade unions, however, employees have stated there has been a worsening of working conditions due to the high number of layoffs and their rapid succession. The details of the restructuring plan and process for employees has not been announced. 



Eurofound (2023), Meta, Internal restructuring in World, factsheet number 108632, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/108632.