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Indian top executives among those fired as part of Meta's worldwide layoffs

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New Delhi: Several employees in India, including top executives, were impacted by Meta's (previously Facebook) third wave of job layoffs, which impacted 6,000 workers globally.

The director of marketing for India, Avinash Pant, the director of media partnerships, Saket Jha Saurabh, and the director of legal for Meta India, Amrita Mukherjee, were reportedly among those fired in India.

Moneycontrol first reported about Mukherjee, who was Hotstar's head of legal before joining Meta, being asked to go.

Sources also revealed that the global layoffs hit employees across marketing, administration, human resources and other divisions in India.

The company did not immediately comment on fresh India layoffs.

Surabhi Prakash, a Business Engineer at Meta, posted on LinkedIn after she was asked to leave.

"Sad it ended but glad it happened, The anxiousness is over finally," Prakash wrote.

The latest job cut round was across levels at Meta.

In earlier layoff rounds too, Meta India teams across verticals were impacted.

Meta on Wednesday conducted a fresh round of layoffs that was set to impact about 6,000 employees globally.

These job cuts were part of the company's so-called "Year of Efficiency," in which Meta is being restructured to cut costs.

The third round of layoffs mostly affected Meta's business departments globally.

Meta Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in March that the company will cut 10,000 jobs across two rounds of layoffs in late April and late May.

Meta eliminated 11,000 roles in November last year. In total, about 21,000 people have lost their jobs at the social network across departments.

The tech giant cut around 4,000 of the planned 10,000 positions last month, leaving nearly 6,000 positions potentially on the chopping block.


With inputs from IANS

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