Facebook will allow employees to work from home until July 2021 due to the outbreak and will give them $1,000 for home office needs, a spokeswoman for the social media giant said.
The company joins other major platform businesses that have taken steps along the same lines recently.
Late in July, Google said it would allow employees who don’t need to be in the office to work from home until the end of June 2021, while Twitter had proposed remote work for a number of its employees.
“In addition, we are giving employees an additional $1,000 for home office needs,” it added.
Facebook also said that the company will continue reopening offices in a capacity where government advice allows and where virus mitigation has taken place for about two months.
The company added that it was unlikely many places will reopen in the United States and Latin America prior to the end of the year, because of the number of coronavirus cases.
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