Facebook’s parent company, Meta, and Google are reportedly laying off employees to cut costs during the economic slump, putting some of them on standard 30-to-60-day “lists” to find a new career inside the company or depart. According to the Wall Street Journal, Meta intends to slash costs by at least 10% in the coming months and has placed an increasing number of staff whose jobs are being removed on its traditional “30-day list”.

Google’s parent company, Alphabet, on the other hand, is said to have taken a similar strategy, offering employees 60 days to seek a new job if their jobs are about to be removed. According to the report, Facebook’s parent is trying to cut costs by at least 10%, according to sources familiar with the plans, while Google has compelled certain staff to apply for new roles.


Employees whose functions are terminated are vulnerable to firing if they cannot find a new job within a month, according to Meta’s “long practice”. At the end of the second quarter of this year, the corporation led by Mark Zuckerberg employed 83,553 people. According to the report, “Google normally allows employees 60 days to look for other roles within the company if their jobs are removed.”

Google laid off more than 50 employees at its Area 120 incubator last month and gave them an extra 30 days to find another job inside the firm. According to a Google spokeswoman, nearly 95% of employees found new jobs during their notice period. Sundar Pichai, CEO of Alphabet and Google, seeks to make the company 20% more efficient, implying job cutbacks, as the internet giant recently discontinued projects at its in-house research and development (R&D) branch called Area 120.

Pichai Statement

Pichai told a crowd at the Code Conference in the United States this month that the more the firm attempts to grasp the macroeconomic situation, the more unsure it feels. He explained to the audience that macroeconomic performance is associated with ad spending, consumer spending, and so on. Google has reportedly suspended new hires and instructed some existing staff to “shape up or ship out” if expectations are not met.

Google Cloud sales leadership warned staff in a business memo seen by Insider with an “overall evaluation of sales productivity and productivity in general” and that if next quarter numbers “don’t look up, there will be blood on the streets. As big tech firms lay off workers and freeze new hires, Zuckerberg stated in July that the company’s strategy is to gradually restrict headcount growth over the next year.

Zuckerberg said that the social network had entered a recession, which would have a big effect on the digital advertising industry. He said, We’re going to cut a lot of teams so we can focus on other parts of the company.

Continue to read more latest news

 228 total views,  1 views today