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  • Matthew Spencer - Tech Journalist

Over the next five years, Facebook to create 10,000 new jobs for its 'metaverse' in the EU

The social media giant announced upcoming plans concerning requirements for high-end jobs. Facebook metaverse consists of their virtual reality and augmented reality development systems or the overall Facebook Reality Labs. The company plans to hire over 10,000 people, creating jobs in the EU over five years.

With multiple lawsuits and fines under their achievements, the company is numerous for acquiring competitor businesses. We've seen Facebook taking care of WhatsApp, Instagram to tackle challenges for messaging platforms, and they seem to turn out how the company planned. Also, many high-tech parks are built to serve the Facebook platform, along with vacancies made for thousands of people worldwide. These tech jobs are not only great paying but seemingly maintain every standard in the book of employment. It is for those reasons; people are highly motivated to work in Silicon Valley tech giants.

Virtual reality and augmented reality are the new future, according to Facebook. A digital world known as the "metaverse" is being built step by step with the help of a brilliant group of engineers, marketing teams and many more as per company needs. A company of such a scale can efficiently utilize every workforce required to handle the tasks perfectly. Microsoft Roblox, Epic Games and a few other companies are on their toes to invest in their version of Metaverse.

On Sunday, the social media giant said they would require about 10,000 highly efficient and skilled engineers in their team within the next couple of years. It blew the tech sector since everyone's knows how demanding tech jobs are. The requirement will mainly focus on Italy, Spain, Germany, France, Netherland, Poland and Ireland. Facebook's head of global affairs, Nick Clegg and vice president of central products Javier Olivan, on a blog post, said, "Europe is hugely important to Facebook", and as per fact, the hiring decision proved so.

Facebook unveiled the VR remote work app and named it 'metaverse.' Through the metaverse program, companies can attend virtual meetings using Oculus Quest 2 headsets and represent an avatar version of themselves. This kind of remote meeting is the ultimate form of internet calling or video conferences regarding boundaries. According to Facebook, the days of Zoom and skype will take over by these virtual reality programs. The beta version of the Horizon Workstation app came early as many companies went virtual due to the pandemic shutdowns and would like to stay the same for an infinite amount of time. For those companies that held real-life meetings all their life, moving virtual can be found a bit empty. And to cope with the space, virtual reality programs will give more personal experience.

In a blog post, Facebook said, "The metaverse has the potential to help unlock access to new creative, social and economic opportunities. Europeans will be shaping it right from the start."

Though the company received many controversies and fines across regulatory management, it is still booming and keeping its place as the most prominent social networking platform. Many companies started in the pandemic and saw success in their revenue sheets. With the closing of pandemic measures, these companies are acquiring other tech platforms to keep their business afloat for the long run. Being a giant of a company itself, Facebook neither lacks workforce nor funding and to future-proof upcoming companies must cope with futuristic challenges. It gave birth to virtual and augmented reality systems to help connect businesses. Currently, a version of these is in production at scale by Google for the military. The company turned from a great social media platform to a large business sector, assisting companies to reach more customers and gaining billions in profit with ad revenues.


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