Following in the footsteps of Google and Twitter, tech giant Facebook has finally allowed work from home for corporate employees, until July 2021. The decision was announced by Mark Zuckerberg, CEO, Facebook, during a weekly Q&A virtual meeting with the employees.
Those working from home will be given an allowance of $1000 to ensure an uninterrupted remote-working experience.
Facebook, which has 48,000 employees worldwide, has cancelled all major events until June 2021.
Based on the guidance from health and government experts, as well as decisions drawn from the internal discussions on these matters, employees can now voluntarily choose to work from home until July next year.
Last week, Zuckerberg had mentioned that there is no specific date or time as to when employees will be able to return to the offices.
However, standing strong on the current decision, the tech giant will continue to reopen offices, with restricted capacity, wherever government permits, and where virus mitigation has taken place for about two months.
In May, Zuckerberg had announced that almost 50 per cent of Facebook’s employees could be working from home for the next five to ten years!
Tech companies, such as Google and Twitter have already announced extended work from home in response to the impact of the pandemic.
Last week, Google announced allowed its employees to work from home till the end of June 2021. The objective was to give employees a chance to plan ahead.