Facebook extends work from home until 2021 (Includes interview)

Daniel Fowler
November 22, 2020

Covid-19 outbreak forced employees working in companies across the globe, including the ones in Google and Facebook, to work from home. Meanwhile, the company has promised it would continue to pay hourly employees, especially those who may not be able to work due to reduced workforce and various other reasons.

He also told the employees that the company will begin opening its offices in June or July for those who need to work on-site.

Google has said most of its employees will work from home until next 2021 - the latest major firm to stick with social distancing measures until next year.

According to Bloomberg, Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai told employees on Thursday (7 May) that they should be prepared to work remotely through October and possibly until the end of the year.

Facebook employees have been working from home since the nationwide lockdown was initiated in march.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said last month 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".

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Google also announced a company holiday for May 22nd, meant to give employees a short break from the stress of. well. everything.

The social media company said that it would prioritise the return of "critical" employees who can't work remotely.

Pichai has issued special instructions to his employees in which he has said to take care of family members along with himself.

Furthermore, it could be good for employee welfare, as many workers are thought to be anxious about returning to crowded spaces in big cities during the coronavirus pandemic.

Facebook has not yet decided which employees will actually return to work, the spokesperson added.

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