Facebook Plans to Broaden Remote Workforce Capabilities Due to Covid-19

By Christine Zosche 

As Facebook employees continue to work from home during the novel coronavirus pandemic, the company will embrace the practice and start recruiting employees without mandating that they can work from any of its offices. (Adweek)

CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday said half of the social networking giant’s employees could be working remotely within the next five to 10 years, and that Facebook will begin allowing certain employees to work from home on a full-time basis. (New York Post)

The first group of employees who will be able to do so is senior-level ones with a history of strong performance reviews. According to an internal survey the company ran, between 40 and 60 percent of employees are interested in doing so. (Recode)

That said, some Facebook employees who opt to work remotely and move may face pay cuts, he said. Staffers will have their salary adjusted based on the cost of living standards in their location for tax and accounting reasons, according to Zuckerberg. (Variety)