Economics/Class Relations

Meta is reportedly putting some workers onto a ’30-day list’ that gives them a month to find a new role at the company — or leave

By Insider

  • Meta reportedly puts some workers on a “30-day list” that leaves them a month to find a new role at the company.
  • It only used to impact low-performers, but became more widespread, The Wall Street Journal reported.
  • In July, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the company plans to shrink several teams over the next year.

Meta is slimming its workforce and avoiding a flurry of pink slips by forcing some employees onto a “30-day list” that leaves them only a month to find a new role or leave the company if their department is downsized or eliminated, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal.

Instead of terminating employees outright, the company gives some workers whose roles have been eliminated a month-long purgatory period to apply to different jobs within Meta, the publication reported, citing sources familiar with the issue.

It’s long been a common practice at Facebook’s parent company, the Journal reports, but up until recently its only impacted lower-performing workers. But, as the tech world braces for a possible recession, Meta has begun to use the process to cut out high-performing workers as well, per the report.

A Meta spokesperson told the Journal the time window is a way for Meta to keep talent it might otherwise have lost.

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