Facebook To Hire 10,000 For “Metaverse” Project

Posted today to Facebook’s corporate blog:

Facebook is at the start of a journey to help build the next computing platform. Working with others, we’re developing what is often referred to as the metaverse — a new phase of interconnected virtual experiences using technologies like virtual and augmented reality.

At its heart is the idea that by creating a greater sense of “virtual presence”, interacting online can become much closer to the experience of interacting in person.

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.

No one company will own and operate the metaverse. Like the internet, its key feature will be its openness and interoperability. Bringing this to life will take collaboration and cooperation across companies, developers, creators and policymakers.

For Facebook, it will also require continued investment in product and tech talent, as well as growth across the business.

So today, we’re announcing a plan to create 10,000 new high-skilled jobs within the European Union (EU) over the next five years.

This investment is a vote of confidence in the strength of the European tech industry and the potential of European tech talent.