Exclusive-Meta CEO Zuckerberg: engineering hiring target for 2022 reduced to around 6,000-7,000 -employee Q&A

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By Katie Paul

(Reuters) – Meta Platforms has reduced its target for hiring engineers in 2022 to around 6,000-7,000, down from an initial plan to hire about 10,000 new engineers, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Thursday.

Zuckerberg cited the figure during a weekly employee Q&A session, audio of which was heard by Reuters.

(Reporting by Katie Paul; Editing by Chris Reese)