In the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic, Facebook will give most of its employees the option to work from home until July 2021.
Following Facebook’s move to expand the WFH in mid-2021 following a similar announcement by Google last month, Facebook told employees to expect to work from home by the end of 2020 if their work functions allow. The first Business Insider to expand its work from Facebook’s home policy by
Facebook spokeswoman Nenka Norville said in a statement, “Based on the guidance of health and government experts and the decisions we have taken from our internal discussions on these issues, we are giving employees the opportunity to continue working voluntarily from home until July 2021.” “Also, we’re paying staff an extra $ 1,000 for home office needs.”
Currently, Facebook plans to reopen offices with limited power in areas where government guidelines allow it and where the virus has been mitigating for about two months. However, given the transition trends in the United States and Latin America, the social giant is unlikely to reopen many of its offices before the end of the year.
According to Facebook, most of its employees are working remotely in mid-March, when separate orders came into effect in the United States. As of the end of June, the company had 52,554 employees.
In May, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that many employees of the social giant would be allowed to work permanently from home even after the end of the carnivirus crisis. He predicted that about 50% of the company’s workforce could be distant in the next 5-10 years.
That same month, Twitter became one of the first companies to announce that employees would be able to work permanently from home if they chose to, if they were allowed to do so.