She said A Facebook spokeswoman on Thursday: The social media giant will allow employees to work from home until July 2021 due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) COVID-19.
The company – which will also give employees $ 1,000 to purchase home office needs – joins other major tech companies that have recently taken similar steps.
In late July, Google said: It would allow employees who do not need to come to the office to work from home until the end of June 2021, while Twitter allowed some of its employees to work from home indefinitely.
“Based on guidance from health experts and the government, in addition to decisions derived from our internal discussions on these matters, we will allow employees to continue volunteering from home until July 2021,” a Facebook spokeswoman said in an emailed statement. “Additionally, we are providing employees an additional $ 1,000 for home office needs,” she added.
Facebook also said: It will continue to reopen offices with limited capacity as government guidelines allow, and where the virus lockdown is eased for about two months. However, the company added that it is unlikely that many locations in the United States and Latin America will reopen before the end of the year, given the high number of (Covid-19) cases.
And the CEO of Facebook (Mark Zuckerberg) said last May: Facebook will start allowing many of its 50,000 employees to start working from home on a permanent basis. Within the next five to ten years, Zuckerberg has said he expects about 50% of Facebook’s workforce to work remotely.