IIT-Kharagpur Graduate Flies To Canada To Join Meta, Gets Fired 2 Days Later In Mass Layoff

After Twitter, social media major Meta seems to be downsizing and firing employees after the world faces a worsening economic crisis.

According to Financial Express, Facebook’s parent company, Meta Platforms Inc, laid off more than 11,000 employees (approx. 13% of its workforce) as it struggles to reap profits amid rising costs and falling ad revenues.

The mass layoffs (the first in Meta’s 18-year history) have impacted many including an Indian techie who had joined the company in Canada just a couple of days before he was fired.

Taking to LinkedIn, the employee named Himanshu wrote that he had relocated to Canada to join Meta but 2 days after joining his career at the company came to an end as he was impacted by the massive layoff.

“What’s next for me? Honestly, I have no idea! I’m looking forward to whatever comes next. Let me know if you know of any position or hiring for a software engineer (Canada or India),” the IIT-Kharagpur graduate wrote seeking job oppurtunities.

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People online were heartbroken upon reading about his plight. Apart from sending him good wishes, they also tried to connect him with employers so that he’s employed again.


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