Facebook to allow most employees to work from home through end of 2020

Facebook to allow most employees to work from home through end of 2020


Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at the F8 Developer Conference in 2017.

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday will announce that most of the company’s employees will be given the choice to continue to work from home through the end of 2020, a company spokeswoman told CNBC. 

The social media company will allow any employees who can do their work remotely to continue to do so, she said. The company will begin to open most of its offices on July 6, allowing employees who need to come in for their jobs to do so. Other employees who choose to return to the office will also be allowed to. 

Facebook is still determining which employees will be asked to come in, but those decisions have not yet been finalized, the company spokeswoman said. 

Last month, Zuckerberg said that because most Facebook employees are able to do their jobs remotely, the company felt “a responsibility to allow people who don’t have this flexibility to access shared public resources first.” Zuckerberg also announced that the company would not hold any gatherings of more than 50 people until at least July 2021. 

Facebook was among the first tech companies to ask its employees to begin working remotely. Since then, the company has done quite a bit to support its employees in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Facebook gave employees $1,000 bonuses for their work-from-home and child-care needs, provided employees with Portal video-calling devices and allowed employees who need to take time off to do so. 


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