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Meta Cuts 490 Jobs In Ireland

It relates to full-time Meta employees in Ireland

Meta has announced around 490 jobs are to be cut at its operation in Ireland.

Facebook's parent company is re-organising the structure of its teams which is resulting in job losses globally.

The cuts will impact a number of teams including finance, sales, marketing, analytics, operations and engineering.

It relates to full-time Meta employees in Ireland, not contract workers.

Social Democrats enterprise spokesperson Catherine Murphy has expressed disappointment at the scale of Irish job losses announced by Meta today.

The Kildare North TD commented: “This [news] follows the earlier loss of 350 jobs from the company’s operations in Ireland and represents a reduction of around one third of the workforce here.

“This news will be a bitter blow to Meta’s workers in Ireland, coming as it does in the middle of a cost-of-living crisis and housing emergency.

“Those who have lost their jobs must receive adequate redundancy packages from Meta and be fully supported in securing alternative employment," she added.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says those affected by today's announcement will have the State's full support:




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