In the wake of Google, Facebook also made the decision to keep its employees working from home until next summer.
Almost all of Facebook’s 48,000 employees now work remotely. This operating mode was introduced back in March during the first wave of transition to work from home. It was originally planned that this mode of operation will be in effect until the end of 2020. However, amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the company decided to extend this regime and allow employees to work remotely until July 2021.
This decision was made on the basis of recommendations from health experts, government and internal discussions. It also notes that the company has decided to pay employees $ 1000 for the needs of a home office.
It should be noted that Facebook at the beginning of the pandemic announced its intention to more actively use the remote work mode. Then, in an interview, the head of the company, Mark Zuckerberg, said that over the next 5-10 years, about half of the employees could be transferred to permanent remote work.
Source: The Verge