Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (Mark Zuckerberg) speaks at an event held in the Facebook headquarters office in Menlo Park, California on January 15, 2012.
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The company told CNBC on Thursday that Facebook will allow its employees to continue working from home next year.
A company spokesperson said in a statement: “Based on the guidance of health and government experts and the decisions we have made on these issues internally, we allow employees to continue to work voluntarily at home until July 2021
The company will also provide employees with an additional $1,000 bonus to meet their home office needs. Since the asylum-in-place order first took effect earlier this year, the company has provided similar bonuses to employees.
Although employees will be allowed to work from home, the company said it will continue to reopen offices with limited capacity in areas where government guidance permits and areas where virus mitigation measures have been implemented for about two months. The spokesperson said, however, many Facebook offices are unlikely to reopen in 2020.
Last week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (Mark Zuckerberg) said that after the resurrection of Covid-19 in the United States, Zuckerberg was critical of the Trump administration’s handling of the coronavirus.
Facebook’s decision followed Google’s decision. Google 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 can “always” work from home if they want.
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