Facebook invests in Europe: 10,000 jobs in 5 years

Facebook invests in Europe and does so with a plan that provides for the creation of 10,000 new jobs in 5 years. The new job positions will all be dedicated to the metaverse, that is to the technological platform of the future: an interconnected set of experiences that involves both the digital and the physical world. “It has the potential to help unlock access to new creative, social and economic opportunities,” explain Nick Clegg, Vice President of Global Affairs, and Javier Olivan, Vice President of Central Product Services.

Fb: “Vote of confidence in the European technology industry”

“This investment”, they explain from Fb, “is a vote of confidence in the strength of the European technology industry and in the potential of European technological talent. Europe is extremely important for Facebook.” “One of the most urgent priorities – they add – is to find highly specialized engineers, a recruitment campaign will take place throughout the region “. “It is a vote of confidence in the strength of the technology industry and in European talent, even here in Italy. Facebook is at the beginning of an exciting journey to help build the IT platform of the future and European talents will shape it right from the start “, commented Luca Colombo, Country Director of Facebook Italy.

What is the metaverse

The term metaverse was first used by Neal Stephenson in the novel Snow Crash, a classic of the cyberpunk genre published in 1992. Today it is considered the new frontier of the Internet: it is a big new virtual world where users, with their avatars, live multimedia interactive experiences. A kind of evolution of the Second Life phenomenon, on which the giants of ‘gaming’ are already aiming. Mark Zuckeberg had already anticipated, a few months ago, that he wanted to invest in this sector and a first step by Facebook towards the metaverse can be considered the Horizon Workrooms tool that allows you to work in a shared virtual environment in which you interact with the movement of your hands. .

Involved developers, companies, creators and politicians

“To bring about all this, collaboration and cooperation between companies, developers, creators and politicians will be necessary”, observes Facebook, which addresses the EU. “It has an important role to play in shaping the new rules of the internet. European politicians are at the forefront of helping to include European values ​​such as freedom of expression, privacy, transparency and human rights, in the daily functioning of the internet. Facebook shares these values ​​and over the years we have taken significant actions to support them. “The company therefore hopes” in the completion of the Digital Single Market to further support Europe’s current strengths, as well as stability on international data flows that they are essential for a thriving digital economy. “