Meta – formerly known as Facebook, Inc. – will be hiring remotely this year as the company expands across Europe. The company allows its new employees to work from anywhere within a group of E.U. countries and the U.K.
One of the major benefits of companies that allow remote work is the possibility to hire better talent. That’s one of the reasons why most companies shifted towards a remote model during these past two years. And now, Meta, with its expansion to Europe, is looking forward to starting hiring talent in the region.
Meta Will be Hiring Remotely in Europe
Meta’s new hires will be working primarily on its virtual reality-driven metaverse taking place in the upcoming years. Those hired will have the possibility to work from home in eight different countries in Europe.
Meta announced that its goal with remote hiring is to broaden its talent pool from its traditional strongholds in the U.K. and Ireland. The company’s spokeswoman Kelley Cousins said:
“Now we’re saying we are going to look across Europe. The talent is out there. We want to tap into that talent.”
The company is planning to hire at least 10,000 new employees over five years for the metaverse project. Additionally, the pandemic has added a new complexity. After working from home for almost two years, employees frequently say in company surveys that they don’t want to go back to the office; they crave flexibility.
By allowing and encouraging remote work, Meta will automatically become a more attractive place to work. Employees will be able to work remotely within one of eight countries: France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, or the U.K. Cousins also mentioned:
“If your role is eligible and you can do your job somewhere else, then you are more than welcome to opt into remote work. Maybe you were working in Ireland and want to be in Spain or Germany. So that is an available option.”