- Facebook is extending its work-from-home policy until July 2021.
- The company will let employees work remote until summer of next year due to the pandemic.
- Facebook also expects to have up to 50% of its workforce permanently working remotely within five to ten years.
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Facebook is letting employees work from home until July 2021.
The Silicon Valley-headquartered social networking giant has extended its remote work policy through to the summer of next year, Business Insider has learned, as the pandemic continues to rage across the US.
In a statement, spokesperson Nneka Norville said: “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.”
Facebook joins a growing number of companies who are allowing their employees to continue to work remotely well into 2021, including Google — reflecting a growing consensus that the pandemic is highly unlikely to come to an end before the end of the year.
The $755 billion company was early to allow its workers to work remotely as the pandemic spread, sending some home as early as March. It is also leaning hard on remote work as a long-term strategy for the company, and expects to have up to 50% of its workforce working remotely in the next five to ten years, CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said.
Facebook had more than 48,000 employees around the world, as of March 31.
Correction: An earlier version of this story misstated the month Facebook employees will return to the office. It is July 2021, not June 2021.
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