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Meta Delays Job Offers for Summer Interns, Making Gen Z Sweat

  • Meta says it will wait to offer them full-time employment
  • Interns say they’re more likely to take any offer that comes
Visitors take photographs in front of signage at Meta Platforms headquarters in Menlo Park, California.
Visitors take photographs in front of signage at Meta Platforms headquarters in Menlo Park, California.Photographer: Nick Otto/Bloomberg

Internships at Meta Platforms Inc., the Facebook and Instagram owner, are coveted for their selectivity, high compensation, lavish perks -- and most of all, the potential job offer waiting at the end of the summer. This year, that’s more elusive.

Meta told interns via email in early July that it would delay deciding whether to hire them, giving the company extra time to assess staffing needs, according to a spokesperson. It’s so far the most prestigious program to change or cancel plans to offer interns full-time jobs, but it’s not the last. Twitter Inc. also said it would be delaying hires, as did a number of startups.