Facebook and Google to let employees work from home to the end of year

Facebook and Google to let employees work from home to the end of year

Facebook and Google told employees Thursday they’ll allow most of their employees to work from home for the rest of the year.

Google chief executive Sundar Pichai said that employees who need to return to the office will start being able to do so from July with enhanced safety measures in place.

Facebook and Google employees have been working from home to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. The announcements by two of the largest companies in Silicon Valley gives a glimpse into how the rest of the tech industry may plan to reopen in the coming months.

In April, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the social network’s employees would likely be among the last back to the office when society reopened, noting that the return to work would have to be done in a “staggered way.” He said most employees would work from home through the end of May.

Facebook gave employees $1,000 (£807) bonuses for their work-from-home and childcare costs.

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