Facebook will allow employees to work remotely until July 2021

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at an event on 15 January 2012 at Facebook’s headquarters office in Menlo Park, California.

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Facebook allowed its employees to continue working from home for the next year, the company told CNBC on Thursday.

A spokesperson for the company told CNBC in a statement, “Based on the decisions taken from health and government experts, as well as decisions taken from our internal discussions about these matters, we allow employees to continue to work voluntarily from home Are. ” It was first reported by Business Insider.

The company will also offer its employees an additional $ 1,000 bonus for their home office needs. The company provided employees with a similar bonus following the asylum-in-place order that came into force earlier this year.

Although employees will be allowed to work from home, the company said it will continue to reopen offices in restricted capacities in areas where government guidance is allowed and where virus mitigation has been in place for about two months. However, it is unlikely that many Facebook offices will reopen in 2020.

Last week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that while Zuckerberg was critical of the Trump administration’s handling of the Coronavirus in the US, his employees could return to their offices when they were in his office following the resurgence of Coker-19 Had returned

Facebook’s decision follows Google, which announced last month that it would allow its employees to continue working from home until the end of June 2021. Twitter told employees in May that they could work from home “forever” if they wished.

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