Facebook hiring is down 13.5% - the first drop in years

2 months ago by James Mattone in Facts, Trends

While Facebook CEO Zuckerberg once again deals with yet another publicity crisis, hiring at his company has slowed down for the first time in three years, according to job listings data taken directly from Facebook's careers page. From early September up to January 2, 2019, hiring at Facebook is down 13.5%.

Positions at the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, California have taken the brunt of this jobs decrease, as there was a 19.79% decrease in jobs over the past four months.

Not all is negative at Facebook; hiring in secondary offices, such as Seattle and Redmond, has remained steady or had overall increases from September 2018 to the new year.

In terms of individual positions, jobs with "Privacy" in the title are still up from pre-summer 2018, although it still experienced a drop alongside the overall trend.

Still, with publicity (and the company's stock) still cratering, Facebook in 2019 is still getting over its issues in 2018, and its employees who are on Glassdoor are starting to review Zuckerberg negatively, as his CEO rating has been on a slight decline since August 2018.

Zuckerburg rang in the new year with his annual "personal challenges" message to the community, championing that he was "proud of the progress we made." In a year with a massive data breach, privacy scandals, and government probes, his post rang hollow among critics who believe his company has done little to address "preventing election interference, stopping the spread of hate speech and misinformation, making sure people have control of their information, and ensuring our services improve people’s well-being" as he claims.

James Mattone

James is the Associate Editor at Thinknum Media, and he has an interest in video games, music, and tech news. You can find him on Twitter @TheJamesMattone.

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