Facebook will hire tens of thousands of new employees in the European Union


Md. Ashraful Islam: Facebook plans to create tens of thousands of jobs in the European Union in five years as part of its efforts to build Metaverse. The company will hire highly skilled engineers from neighboring countries in the region.

The U.S. social media reported on Sunday that they have recruited from Germany, France, Italy, Poland, the Netherlands, and Ireland.

“Europe is very important to Facebook,” Nick Clegg, Facebook’s head of global relations, and Javier Olivan, vice president of central services, said in a blog post on Sunday night.

“Starting with thousands of EU workers, millions of businesses are using our apps and tools every day; Europe is a big part of our success, just like Facebook is a part of the success of European companies and the wider economy. ”

In July, Facebook chief Zuckerberg unveiled his Metaverse plan. The term Metaverse is being used to define a digital world where multiple people can communicate in a 3D environment.

Recently, Facebook has come up with an app as the first step of Metaverse. People will be able to meet in virtual reality through that app.

A number of companies, such as Microsoft, Roblox, and Epic Games, are investing heavily in their versions of Metaverse, according to a report in the US media CNBC.

“At this point in time, the highly specialized engineer is one of Facebook’s top priorities,” said Clegg and Olivan.

“We are keen to work with EU governments to find the right person in the region as part of an upcoming recruitment drive and to move it to the right market.”

The news came at a time when Facebook was going through a lot of controversies. The Wall Street Journal has already published a series of investigative reports on the company.

The report reveals that Facebook’s internal research has been covered up – despite knowing that Instagram has a negative effect on teenagers, Facebook has done nothing.

Frances Haugen, a former employee of the company, provided internal documents on Facebook as supplies for the Wall Street Journal’s investigative report. He later testified before a Senate subcommittee.

Haugen alleges that Facebook “prioritizes profits over users.” “It’s not true at all,” Zuckerberg said.

Haugen and another leaker, Sophie Zhang, are due to testify in the UK Parliament this month. EU lawmakers also called on Haugen to attend a parliamentary hearing in November.


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