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May 26, 2023

Meta to axe nearly 500 Irish jobs

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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.