Facebook allows staff to work from home until July next year
WASHINGTON (US) – Facebook Inc announced on Thursday that it would allow its employees to work from home until July 2021 because of the pandemic crisis, adding that as much as $1,000 would be given to them for home office needs.
With this measure, the social media giant has joined other firms that have taken similar steps.
Late last month, the firm had said it would allow staff who need not be in office to work from home till June next year. Twitter had come out with a proposal allowing telecommuting for some employees.
“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”, Facebook said in a statement.
The firm said it will continue to reopen offices with limited capacity where government guidelines permit.
But Facebook said that it was highly unlikely that its offices in the US and Latin America would reopen before the end of the year given the rising number of infections.
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