In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies around the world have allowed their employees to work from home.
It was revealed that Facebook Inc will be allowing its employees to work from home until July 2021 due to the pandemic. Not only that, but the employees will also be given US$1,000 for home office needs, according to Reuters.
A spokeswoman from Facebook noted that this decision was based on guidance from health and government experts.
“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.”
“In addition, we are giving employees an additional $1,000 for home office needs.”
The social media corporate also revealed that it will reopen its offices in a “restricted capacity” where government guidance permits and where virus mitigation has taken place for about two months.
However, due to the high number of COVID-19 cases, Facebook stated that many locations in the United States and Latin America would be unlikely to reopen.
Not just Facebook, but Google has also allowed its employees – notably those who do not need to be in the office – to work from home until the end of June 2021. On the other hand, Twitter has proposed for indefinite remote working for some of its employees.