Facebook Inc will permit staffs to work from home until July next year because of the coronavirus outbreak and will give them $1,000 for home office needs, a spokeswoman for the social media giant said yesterday.
The company joins other big technology firms that have taken similar steps recently.
Late in July, Alphabet Inc’s Google said it would permit staffs who do not need to be in the office to work from home until the end of June next year, while Twitter Inc had proposed remote work indefinitely for some of it’s staffs.
“Based on guidance from health and government experts, as well as decisions drawn from our internal discussions about these matters, we are allowing employees to continue voluntarily working from home until July 2021”, a Facebook spokeswoman said in an emailed statement.
“In addition, we are giving employees an additional $1,000 for home office needs,” it added.
Facebook also said that the company will resume reopening offices in a limited capacity where government guidance allows and where virus mitigation has taken place for about two months.
Nevertheless, the company added that it was unlikely many locations will reopen in the United States and Latin America before the end of 2020, because of the high number of COVID-19 cases.
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