Facebook Inc is expected to reopen all of its offices in the US by October. They also plan to offer flexible work-related options to all of their employees, as informed by the big social media platform on Wednesday.
The track to slowly reopening has also been disclosed. Facebook is trying to gradually ease in, by attempting to open 50% of its capacity by the start of September and will be giving remote work as an available option to all the levels across the company. This will start from the 15th of June.
In the words of the Company, “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 spokeswoman said that the guidance given does not have any impact on the rules for contractor content moderators. This has been said, as the company had faced several criticisms over the safety of bringing some of the moderators, whose job was to review sensitive content, back to its offices during the pandemic.
The pandemic, Covid-19, has brought about many changes, one of which is in the way businesses and employees got together and worked. A new hybrid model has come to life, which is part-time work from the office and part-time remote.
Economies had sunk and now is slowly rising over the pandemic, and in the same way, companies such as Google and Microsoft, are also finding their way back, and are trying to adjust by bringing about changes, such as offering employees options to choose their work location and remote work preferences.
While some of Facebook’s EMEA and APAC offices are already open, the company said it would continue to track its Latin America (LATAM) offices.