Meta (META) conducted its latest round of layoffs this week, the final phase of a series of cuts outlined in March by CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
This brings the total number of employees let go from the company since November 2022 to 21,000.
This round hit employees in areas of the business like engineering, marketing, and user experience. Reality Labs was affected, and even those working in AI and machine learning weren’t necessarily safe.
Amid these layoffs, day-to-day life at Meta has grown to be more tense and less personal, several employees told Yahoo Finance. All of the employees Yahoo Finance spoke with had joined within the last three years. Meta declined comment for this story.
The change began when former COO Sheryl Sandberg left the company in August, said one laid-off employee who spoke on the condition of anonymity.