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You may have noticed an increasing number of job listings seeking out talent specializing in “the metaverse.” But what exactly is the metaverse, and why should your organization be paying attention to it? This month, our featured stories dive into this developing phenomenon as well as the realities facing companies looking to hire—and keep—top tech talent. Other highlights in this month’s issue include the following topics:
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