Meta Lays off 126 employees

Meta is a social technology company that enables people to connect, find communities, and grow businesses. Now the company is announced 126 employees layoff from their overall headcount.

Meta Platforms Inc. is cutting back on cafeteria operations at its Menlo Park headquarters complex, leading to the layoff of 126 workers. The cuts affect staff at 12 of the company’s buildings in the city, according to a letter sent to state employment officials on Jan. 3 and made public Thursday. The affected cafeteria workers are all employed by Flagship Facility Services Inc., which provides maintenance, janitorial, and food workers to other companies.

The layoffs come in the wake of Meta’s move to cut more than 2,000 of its own Bay Area-based workers and its continued embrace of remote work following the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. Last year, the company eliminated its free laundry service for employees and removed to-go containers from its cafeterias to prevent workers from taking extra food home with them. Unlike Apple Inc. and Google LLC, Meta is not requiring employees to work out of its offices.

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