Facebook, which now holds the title of being the world's largest social media platform, freed company employees to work from home in order to minimize the impact of health conditions during the coronavirus outbreak.
While Amazon and Apple expect their employees to return to their respective offices in January, most other tech companies also appeared to be hoping work from home to last till the end of the year.
Social media giant Facebook will allow its employees to work from home until July 2021 considering the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. It is also allowing some employees to apply for permanent remote work.
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As that global lockdown began, Google gave its staff $1,000 to expense necessary equipment and office furniture, to assist them in working from home. "This will enable us to attract and retain broader pools of talent regardless of where they live".
According to the guidelines of the Facebook head office, in some places, offices are continuing to open in a limited capacity, where very few cases of coronavirus have been registered for at least two months. At the same time, some residents have welcomed lower rents and less congestion during the pandemic, which could continue as workers stay home or move elsewhere.
Facebook's transfer to increase WFH by way of mid-2021 follows an analogous announcement by Google final month.
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Facebook is continuing major real estate deals.
Facebook's Arbor Blocks office in Seattle.
In addition to this, Facebook has, ironically, leased the entire Manhattan's Farley Building to use as its NY office space.
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Just previous year, Facebook started moving employees into a new Seattle building called Arbor Blocks 300, which was the first in a two-structure complex created to house 2,000 employees in Seattle's South Lake Union neighborhood.