Facebook has announced its plans to create 10,000 jobs high level in the European Union over the next five years. Specifically, look for 10,000 engineers. These future company employees will be in charge of developing their augmented and virtual reality experiences. In other words, what Mark Zuckerberg and other company executives have called metaverse, a term used to describe digital worlds in which different people can interact in a 3D environment. A few days ago, he presented his first element of this metaverse: Horizon Workrooms.
The countries in which the hiring of the necessary professionals to fill these positions will focus, according to CNBC, are in addition to Spain, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands and Poland. Facebook assures that this step it is going to take is due to a «confidence vote»In the European technology sector. In addition, the company has a very large customer base in the area. The social network also points out that in the area there are cutting-edge teams in various fields, as well as a first-rate university education.
But among the reasons that Facebook gives for this increase in the workforce in the EU there is a paradox: the company points out among its reasons for hiring 10,000 people in the European Union the EU’s policies on privacy, freedom of expression and experience; despite accumulating not a few encounters with the authorities and regulators in the area. In another vein, Facebook may use it to remind the European Union that Facebook contributes financially to the region with these jobs.
The company already has an office of its Reality Labs in the Irish town of Cork. In addition, he has opened a Artificial Intelligence research laboratory on France. On the other hand, in 2019 the social network was associated with the Technical University of Munich, in Germany, to launch a Artificial Intelligence Ethics Research Center.