According to anonymous sources, Meta is preparing additional layoffs, including plans to reduce the level of in-house positions through reorganization and reduction.
Meta will work on “flattening” to reduce the position level of the middle manager class and make the organization more horizontal by lowering the leaders of some organizations to lower levels.
As a result, some managers may have more employees in the team they manage.
Inside Meta, it is expected that some employees whose jobs have been changed will eventually leave the company, reducing the company’s workforce naturally.
In this way, it is also considered to further abolish some projects and positions along with the reduction of middle managers.
The job cuts are expected to take place across the company for several months, regardless of department or location, without being made collectively on the same day.
The restructuring could be unfavorable to non-development jobs as meta management is seeking to perform key tasks at the lowest cost, sources said.
Zuckerberg earlier relieved employees by saying there would be no additional cuts after reducing 11,000 employees, or 13% of all employees, last year.
However, after declaring 2023 as the “Year of Efficiency” earlier this month, he mentioned to investors that he would reduce the number of middle managers so that rapid decision-making could be made, hinting at further job cuts.
Spokesman Meta, Dave Arnold, declined to comment, but recalled Zuckerberg’s public statement that the company should change more efficiently, according to WP.
In addition of the layoffs, Meta has been working on reorganizing its top management.
Meta’s Chief Business Officer (CBO) Malin Levin recently announced that he will leave the company for the first time in 13 years, while Vice President Nicola Mendelson and Vice President Justin Osowski will expand their management areas to take charge of advertising and sales departments, respectively.
They will be under the direction of Javier Olivan, the successor to Cheryl Sandberg, who left the company last year.