Both Facebook and Google employees will be working from home till 2021

22 Novembre, 2020, 10:26 | Auteur: Auguste Feret

However, Google is not the only tech company to have extended the work-home-period for employees.

In an effort to ease the burden of workers following the Covid-19 outbreak, Facebook is also offering $1,000 (RM4,334) worth of bonus to their employees. According to the company, it would continue to pay hourly employees who may not be able to work because of reduced staffing, office closures, or if they're sick, IANS reported.

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

Reports have claimed that the chief executive officer at the world's largest search engine, Sundar Pichai, told employees at a meeting that many of them wouldn't be seeing the office until 2021.

Facebook HQ in London.

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Gopalakrishnan believes at least 20-30 per cent of IT employees would continue to work from home even after the lockdown is lifted and the situation returns to normalcy.

The offices at Google Germany. The announcement follows on from Zuckerberg declaring earlier that since the vast majority of Facebook employees are able to do their jobs remotely, his organization felt "a responsibility to allow people who don't have this flexibility to access shared public resources first".

The social media company was actually quite quick off the mark regarding this. However, the company realizes the importance of social distancing and working from home in this unprecedented time.

In an interview with Bloomberg TV, Jacquelline Fuller, head of Google.org, said: "If we can work remotely, if we can work from home, and help take some of the pressure off and flatten the curve, we will do that".

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.

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