Those affected must receive adequate redundancy packages from Meta and be fully supported in securing alternative employment
Social Democrats enterprise spokesperson Catherine Murphy has expressed disappointment at the scale of Irish job losses announced by Meta today.
“My immediate thoughts are with the almost 500 employees and their families affected by the latest raft of redundancies confirmed by the owners of Facebook and WhatsApp. This 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.”
May 24, 2023