In response to Covid-19, the tech giant Facebook announced that the employees will work from home until July 2021. The decision was made based on guidance from health and government experts, as well as internal discussions, reported by The Verge.
Since the initial wave of stay-at-home orders back in March, and it previously announced that it would have employees work remotely through the end of 2020.
But on Jul 30, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s was reported saying that “there’s currently no end in sight” for when their teams in the U.S. will be able to return to their offices.
However, many Facebook offices are unlikely to reopen in 2020 though, the Facebook statement clarified.
In March, Facebook reportedly said they would permanently shift thousands of jobs to fully remote positions. They also announced that they would be giving their full-time employees US$1,000 bonuses in the same month.
Facebook has one of the most drastic responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, announcing back in March that the company would be permanently shifting thousands of jobs to fully remote positions. “I think that it’s possible that over the next five to 10 years — maybe closer to 10 than five, but somewhere in that range — I think we could get to about half of the company working remotely permanently,” said CEO Mark Zuckerberg in an interview with The Verge at the time.
Facebook has over 48,000 employees working in 70 offices worldwide.