LFacebook’s entire sales team was fired with immediate effect earlier this week, ‘reliable sources’ reports The Echo Thursday. The CEO of the Belgian antenna, Alexis Lebedoff, would also be dismissed, according to the daily. About thirty people officiate in the Brussels offices, the exact number of people made redundant is not known.
The activity will now be carried out from Ireland and the Netherlands, further advance The Echo, according to which this decision is part of the wave of layoffs at the global level unveiled last week by Meta, the parent company of Facebook. More than 11,000 employees are expected to lose their jobs. Contacted by The Echothe CEO of the Belgian branch of Facebook Alexis Lebedoff did not wish to speak.
The spokesperson for Facebook Benelux, Kim van Bokhoven, sticks to the official discourse of the group, referring to the letter from Mark Zuckerberg stating that “the teammates who are going to leave us are talented and passionate (?), they will continue to do good work in other places.
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The fate of the offices occupied so far by the Belgian sales team of the social network, within the “Regent Park” in Brussels and which belong to Jean-Claude Marian (founder of Orpea), is not known. According to information from The Echoa presence of Facebook would still be maintained in Belgium, with the preservation of the team dedicated to public affairs and lobbying.