Meta Warned Workers To Shape Up: Now It's Firing Them At Random Using An Algorithm

In June, Meta Platforms Inc. told its staff that it would not only lower its hiring aim but also "turn up the heat" on workers by enforcing more strict performance targets in an effort to weed out slackers.

When 60 fired contract employees through Accenture Plc provides for various hourly tasks asked how layoffs were chosen, Accenture representatives said "an algorithm" helped to choose people at random.

Accenture did not immediately give the staff substitute positions but instead instructed them to reapply for any positions that became available over the following two weeks.

Soon-to-be former employees were told via videocall that they would have no work as of Sept. 2 with pay ending on Oct. 3. Layoffs follow companywide Q&A in June where Zuckerberg laid out Meta’s plans.

I'd say that this might be one of worst downturns that we've seen in recent history," the tech CEO told. He told 'Self-selection Is OK With Me,' Wants Those Who 'Shouldn't Be' At Meta To Leave.

I'd say that this might be one of worst downturns that we've seen in recent history," the tech CEO told. He told 'Self-selection Is OK With Me,' Wants Those Who 'Shouldn't Be' At Meta To Leave.

The social network company began making cost-cutting plans a few months ago as it lost around 500,000 users for the first time at the end of 2021. Meta anticipates a decline in revenue this year.