Meta canceled job offers just weeks before international engineers planned moves to London to start jobs, workers say

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A group of international engineers lost out on a “life-changing” opportunity to work at Meta just 3 weeks before their start date.
Some had already given up their jobs and apartments to move to London for the role.
Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg said recently that the company would reduce headcount growth and shrink budgets. 

A North African tech worker had packed his belongings and was ready to move to London for a “life-changing opportunity” at Meta when he received a call that abruptly stopped his plans. 

A Meta recruiter told him that his job offer had been canceled. He was set to start work in three weeks.

“There was nothing that suggested they were rethinking their decision, so it came as a shock,” he told Insider. “They called me on a Monday, and my flight was supposed to be on Friday.”

He said he was part of a group of engineers who had been admitted to Meta’s Discover Production Engineering program, which the company describes as a 12-month program providing systems and…

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