Facebook to allow more employees to work remotely

The social media giant is hoping to fully reopen its US offices in October.

Facebook is headquartered in Menlo Park, California, but the company has offices around the world.

Facebook said on Wednesday that it is giving more employees the option to continue working from home if their jobs can be done remotely.

The social media giant, which has more than 60,600 employees, said in 2020 that employees would be eligible to work from home permanently if they are experienced and have strong recent job performance. Starting June 15, Facebook will open up remote working as an option for all levels of the company, including entry-level employees.

The coronavirus pandemic has spurred a shift to remote work, especially for tech companies, many of which have employees who can do their jobs from home. As cities begin to fully reopen, companies are trying to figure out how to offer their employees more flexibility. Twitter is also giving employees the option to work from home permanently. Google has outlined a hybrid work model, in which Employees usually come to the office three days a week. And Apple has a similar plan, but some Apple employees have pushed back Against the requirement to work on site three days a week starting in September.

Facebook said that employees who choose to return to the office will be in the office about half the time. Facebook has said that there are some employees who cannot work remotely, such as people working on hardware development, or content reviewers looking for posts that are self-harm or terrorism.

The social network said its US offices are expected to reopen in early September and fully at 50% capacity by October. Facebook has started reopening some offices in the Asia Pacific region as well as Europe, the Middle-East and Africa and is expected to open more offices at 50% capacity by the end of this year.

Facebook employees can use up to 20 business days to work from another location where they are authorized to work for the remainder of the year. The social network said it is gradually expanding the option for more employees to work remotely from another country.

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