Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced last week that the tech company is planning to cut more than 11,000 jobs. Moreover, the job cuts will also affect about 350 jobs at company’s international headquarters in Dublin, Ireland.
13% at risk of losing jobs
Tech companies across the globe are cutting jobs amid an on-going economic situation. Similarly, Meta has recently joined the list of tech companies to initiate job cuts. They are laying off around 13% of its total workforce. Moreover, Meta in Ireland is employing around 3,000 people. It is expected that the Ireland office will also lay off 13% of its total headcount. This means that around 390 job are at risk. However, RTE News reported that the job cuts will affect around 350 jobs. The company has already intimated all the affected employees during last week. However, the company also confirmed that this restructuring will not impact contract workers employed by third-parties. A total of 6,000 workers provide support services to Meta’s Irish operations.
Irish laws regarding layoffs
Furthermore, Meta confirmed that they have communicated this to all the relevant stakeholder. These include Department of the Taoiseach, the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment and IDA Ireland. Irish law requires that an information and consultation process should be carried out with employees’ representatives at least 30 days before a notice of dismissal is given. Moreover, they will offer an “enhanced exit” or redundancy package in most cases. “As the location of our international HQ, Ireland is an integral part of our company and our operations. Today’s announcement and the process does not have any impact on Ireland’s status, or on our long-term investment plans in Ireland. We appreciate Ireland’s and in particular the Irish Government’s ongoing support for our operations here.” Meta Ireland stated further in its statement.
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