Facebook expects to reopen all its US workplaces by October, with plans to supply versatile work-related choices to workers, the social media platform mentioned on Wednesday.
The firm additionally mentioned it was on observe to reopen most of its US workplaces at 50 % capability by early September and that it was opening up distant work as an choice to all ranges throughout the corporate, beginning June 15.
“Facebook’s office will be more flexible for those expected to return – guidance is to be in the office at least half the time,” the corporate mentioned.
The steering doesn’t have any affect on guidelines for contractor content material moderators, a Facebook spokeswoman mentioned. The firm had confronted criticism over the protection of bringing among the moderators, who overview delicate content material, again to its workplaces through the pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic has modified the best way companies and workers work, giving rise to a hybrid work mannequin, which is an element work-from-office and half distant.
As economies emerge from the depths of the pandemic, a number of corporations, together with Google and Microsoft, have given workers choices to select their work location and distant work preferences.
While a few of Facebook’s EMEA and APAC workplaces are already open, the corporate mentioned it might proceed to observe its Latin America (LATAM) workplaces.
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