Meta rescinded full-time offers from some job candidates, a spokesperson confirmed.
“As we continue to reassess our hiring needs, we’ve made the difficult decision to withdraw offers to a small number of candidates," a Meta spokesperson told TechCrunch. "While this decision did not come lightly, it allows us to remain thoughtful as we readjust our hiring through 2023 to align with our highest-priority work.”
Meta did not comment on how many people were impacted or what departments had rescinded offers.
Just in: Meta has rescinded fulltime offers in London, as I confirmed with devs impacted. New grads with offers due to start in February have been taken back in bulk. I know of about 20 people so far.
This is the first time I'm aware that Meta is taking back signed, FTE offers.
— Gergely Orosz (@GergelyOrosz) January 9, 2023
According to engineer and writer Gergely Orosz, about 20 recent grads had offers rescinded to work in Meta's office. TechCrunch viewed LinkedIn posts from two rescinded candidates who had jobs lined up in software engineering.
As Meta funnels billions of dollars into its unprofitable Reality Labs division, the company's financial outlook has inspired uncertainty in its investors. In the second quarter of 2022, Meta posted its first-ever revenue decline; the following quarter, Meta’s revenue declined 4% year over year to hit $27.7 billion. Meanwhile, net income was just $4.395 billion, down from $9.194 billion year over year. Reality Labs, Meta's division for augmented and virtual reality projects, lost $3.672 billion alone in Q3.