Facebook Inc. will continue to use the remote work mode even after the coronavirus pandemic ends, and in 5-10 years can transfer up to half of its employees from home to work.
This was announced by CEO Mark Zuckerberg during a video conference, reports Reuters.
According to him, in July Facebook will begin “aggressive recruitment” of new employees for remote work.
“I think it is quite possible that in the next 5 – 10 years we will be able to transfer up to half of the employees to work remotely in a permanent mode,” – said Zuckerberg.
This year Facebook plans to expand its staff by 10 thousand people (in particular, to recruit people for vacancies of engineers). The company also plans to build three new “hubs” in Atlanta, Dallas and Denver, where employees working from home can gather from time to time.
As for the current employees of the company, those who will continue to work remotely after the quarantine restrictions are lifted will need to update the address of the workplace for the tax inspection by January 1, 2021.
Salaries and compensation of employees may change depending on the new place of residence.
Zuckerberg also informed that according to internal surveys, about 60% of Facebook employees prefer a flexible approach to work: a combination of remote employment and office visits.
Earlier Facebook already allowed employees who can work from home to stay in this mode until the end of 2020. The same opportunity was provided to employees by Google. Both will start opening their offices, but will continue to adhere to flexible schedule.
And the CEO of Twitter Inc. Jack Dorsey announced the other day that his employees can stay at work remotely forever.