Facebook has plans to hire 10,000 people in EU to be able to develop one of its most ambitious projects, the metaverse. So-called metaverse is an online environment in which people can play, work, and communicate virtually, often utilizing VR headsets.
Facebook will hire 10,000 people to work on metaverse
Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, has been a vocal proponent of the idea.
Facebook continues to recover from a damaging scandal and faces increasing demands for regulation to limit its power.
Facebook said: “The metaverse has the potential to help unlock access to new creative, social, and economic opportunities. And Europeans will be shaping it right from the start,” in its blog post.
“Highly specialised engineers” will be among the new employment opportunities in the next five years.
According to Facebook, investing in the European Union brought several advantages, including a large consumer market and first class universities and young talent.
One of Facebook’s key goals is to establish the metaverse. Despite its track record of acquiring competitors, Facebook claims the metaverse “won’t be built overnight by a single company,” and it has pledged to collaborate.
It has recently committed $50 million to non-profit organizations in order to assist them “build the metaverse responsibly.”
Following a number of serious difficulties in recent months, some experts say the initiative is meant to repair the company’s image and reputation. As you may know, whistleblower Frances Haugen has claimed Facebook to encourage hate speech for profit on a TV show. Then, Mark Zuckerber denied everything in response.