Facebook to hire 10,000 in EU to work on metaverse

Facebook to hire 10,000 in EU to work on metaverse

Facebook to hire 10,000 in EU to work on metaverse

Facebook is planning to create a so-called metaverse by hiring 10,000 people in the EU. 

It comes as Facebook deals with the fallout of a damaging scandal and faces increased calls for regulation to curb its influence. 

What is a metaverse? 

An online world where people can game, work and communicate in a virtual environment – often using VR headsets. 

“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,” Facebook said in a blog post.

The new jobs being created over the next five years will include “highly specialised engineers”.

Investing in the EU offered many advantages, including access to a large consumer market, first-class universities and high-quality talent, Facebook said.

Facebook has made building the metaverse one of its big priorities.

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