Facebook allows employees to work from home until year end

Facebook allows employees to work from home until year end

Earlier the California-based company had said that it will keep its work from home policy till June 1, 2020 and reopen afterwards.

In mid-March, California was one of the first states to issue a stay-at-home order, though Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday announced a loosening of some restrictions that would allow certain retailers, including bookstores, clothing stores, florists and sporting goods shops, to start opening as soon as today for curbside pickups, with conditions.

Keeping in mind the only way possible of prevention, technology giants Google and Facebook have announced an extension of their work from home flexibility to their workers.

The trend for working from home may suit some companies while they redesign their office spaces to cater to new social distancing guidelines. "Take the time to do whatever you need to do to prioritise your wellbeing", he said. At the moment, only 5pc of employees are working on site.

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However, the company hasn't revealed if the offer is valid on any of the three smartphones or just the vanilla Galaxy S21 . Having said that, COVID-19 is to blame for production delays because of the world-wide pandemic and induced lockdowns.

Google G Suite Vice President and General Manager Javier Soltero says he has seen "incredible" growth in Google Meet use in last three months as more people work from home. Facebook, however, gave workers who can work remotely freedom to do so till the end of the year. Pichai also stated that about 5% of Alphabet's employees are working from offices right now, with some regions (like offices in the Asia Pacific region) operating at up to 30% capacity.

Although the health and safety benefits of continuing to work remotely are vast, the possibility of Nigerian tech companies emulating the same safety measures as Google and Facebook may be hard due to a number of issues.

Several companies in the USA tech sector have extended work-from-home for employees in recent days.

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