Full-time employees of Facebook can work from home for at least six months if their work allows it. CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced this. The chief executive of the network site announced that he will also be working from home for at least six months.
“I’ve found that working remotely has given me more room for long-term thinking and helped me spend more time with my family, which has made me happier and more productive at work,” Zuckerberg wrote in an internal statement. “Over the past year we have learned that good work can be done anywhere. I am convinced that teleworking is possible on a large scale, especially as the possibilities with video and virtual reality are increasing.”
With the decision, the company makes a 180-degree turn. In May last year, Facebook announced that only certain employees, especially experienced workers, would be allowed to work from home.
Some employees of the network site will have to come to the office. This includes people who work on hardware or in data centers.
Zuckerberg also added that the company will allow employees to request telecommuting across international borders. This means, among other things, that American employees in Canada can work remotely. The same goes for employees in Europe in Great Britain.
Facebook plans to reopen most of its US offices at 50 percent capacity in early September. The company is expected to reopen fully in October. Facebook employs about 60,000 people.
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Facebook boss Zuckerberg will let staff work from home for at least six months | Tech
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