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May 26, 2023

Meta to axe nearly 500 Irish jobs

FA News Desk
META

Meta, which owns Facebook and Instagram, is planning to axe nearly 490 jobs from its Irish operation.

These redundancies will affect about 18% of the full-time Meta employees in Ireland at Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp.

The company employs thousands of temporary and contract workers through partnerships with third-party firms.

The move is part of a cost-cutting push announced in March that will see 10,000 positions go at the company and a number of vacant jobs go unfilled.

Meta had more than 87,000 employees, including more than 3,000 in Ireland.