In the last 5 years, Big Tech firms came under heavy pressure to publicize the racial and gender demographics of their workforce and to improve their numbers. That’s hard when your workforce is mostly white, Asian and Indian. This story may shed some light on how Facebook went about improving its numbers.
Meta (Facebook), like other tech companies, went on a hiring bonanza during the pandemic, as it faced enormous demand for its products and services while people were stuck inside.
Meta said it had 44,942 employees on December 31, 2019. By the end of 2021, the company listed 71,970 employees in its annual report and wrote it “expect[ed] headcount growth to continue for the foreseeable future.”
Meta then said that 2023 was going to be a “year of efficiency” after laying off 11,000 people in November. The company announced more layoffs this week that will affect another 10,000 people.
Levy, 35, was hired through Meta’s “Sourcer Development Program,” which attempted to recruit workers from underrepresented backgrounds. Levy, who is Mexican-American, said after being hired she was not given any work to do. She was let go in the first round of layoffs in November.
“We were just sitting there,” she added in the video. “It kind of seemed that Meta was hiring people so other companies couldn’t have us.”
Or so Facebook could claim to be diverse. People were hired to be diverse with no actual work for them to do. And then they were the first to be fired as is usually the case.
This is a company that pays no dividend to its stockholders but can pay salaries to thousands for not working. Why would any rational person buy stock in this company. This is also another example of so many American companies that are mismanaged in America today. Maybe, it because so many CEOs view a company as their private piggy bank.
Hannah Katz says
So that is the kind of “job” you can get with a degree in Grievance Studies. Good to know.
I used to call them useless degrees but there’s been a whole ‘industry’ created that makes them quite lucrative, much more so than that of the actual workers who create the profits that keep the whole thing afloat.
Raymond in DC says
I’d guess the DEI complex broadly speaking is a mult-Billion dollar industry these days. It includes the HR departments in the public and private sectors, the university diversity departments (the U of Michigan and the U of Texas-Austin each reportedly have budgets of over $10 million), the consultants and “trainers”, and of course the “intellectuals”, like Kendi and D’Angelo, who’ve made millions from their books and speaking engagements.
This reminds me of a coworker back in the 80s who’s wife worked for the post office. There was a gal hired there that was worse than useless. So they gave her a desk in the back corner where she’d be out of the way, and she amused herself all day for a living. For a government job, it was easier and more conductive to productivity than trying to get rid of her.
Jeff Bargholz says
It must be nice.
I’ve had to compete every day of my life. There is no easy life for me and never has been. I have to fight for everything I have, no matter how meager.
They’l all die burning burning in Hell.
There are consequences for sins. Even if it’s just oblivion.
The cost of doing business.
Mo de Profit says
The UAE demands that companies employ locals who are also paid to do nothing because they are useless just like these.
This is the result of government interference in business.
Almost every affirmative action employee is useless and always will be.
D P Stone says
Well, blacks did invent peanut butter. So why wouldn’t FaceBook want that kind of genius hanging around?
Noah Andeark says
Actually, while George Washington Carver created over 300 products with peanuts, peanut butter wasn’t one of them. That was John Harvey Kellogg.
Who, if memory serves, was white.
Hiring people to do nothing. Sounds very Soviet.
Noah Andeark says
Sounds very Democrat party…..Oops….you already said that. Sorry.
Spurwing Plover says
Sitting around all day long taking naps and doing nothing and getting paid for it
Govement as Ronaldo Maximus use to say, is loaded with them.
Jeff Bargholz says
The Dirtbagocrat way.
David Ziffer says
So here is what you do about companies like Meta: don’t work for them: Workplaces to Avoid — if you are White, Male, or Straight: https://daveziffer.substack.com/p/workplaces-to-avoid-if-you-are-white
They were, however the best workers facebook ever had….
Now you just need an investigation to make sure they are legit people no fake SS# with money coming back to others.
Remember all those fake drivers licenses shipped into the US before the election in 2020 from China just saying all kinds of shenanigans going on these days to fool people.
Andrew Blackadder says
If Negroes are known as African American, Asians as Asian American then I am NOT White but rather European American.
I wish this would be recognized as my skin tone does not represent me.
Im either a Caucasian or a European American as every other Racial group seems to be identified except the actual Race that built the modern world we live in today.
A.T. H. says
Sadly, this disaster is not so new. in 1966 we were living in Teaneck, NJ. Our next door neighbor was a doctor, originally from the deep south. He stopped in one day to tell us he was selling his house and moving out of state. He had a prospective buyer who was black and wanted to ask us how we would feel about having a black neighbor because if it bothered us, he could sell to others. We said, we had no problem with a black neighbor. We were very liberal. The black man’s wife was a teacher. A really nice lady. The man was a black redneck. He had a big job in government, with the Atomic Energy. He walked into our place one day in his undershirt, carrying a drink, slightly drunk, as if he lived with us. I told my wife to keep the door locked. His wife told my wife once that he had a drinking problem. It had started after he got his job for which he was totally unqualified and that put pressure on him. She said, that he got the job because he was black. LBJ wanted quick action on the Civil Rights act. Less than a year later, the black man disappeared. His body was later found in a ditch.