Facebook’s parent company Meta has confirmed that employees and contractors based at the Data Centre in Clonee, Co. Meath are not impacted by today’s jobs cut announcement.

This morning the social media giants founder Mark Zukerberg revealed that Meta is making the “hard, but necessary, decision to restructure parts of the company, including laying off some employees.”

Meta will reduce the size of the global team by about 13% and let more than 11,000 employees go. The announcement will impact full-time Meta employees in Ireland; it does not affect contract workers employed by third-parties. There are approximately 3,000 Meta employees in Ireland.  The company has confirmed that there will be no redundancies at the Clonee Data Centre.

A spokesperson says Meta has informed the relevant policy stakeholders – the Department of the Taoiseach, the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment, IDA