Social media giant Facebook has announced that it plans to open all its offices in the USA by October along with flexible work-related options for employees. They also said all offices may be functional at 50% capacity by September, and by June 15 remote work as an option across all staff levels will be opened. Some of the EMEA and APAC offices have already opened. Facebook will keep track of its LATAM offices.
Microsoft has delayed the reopening of its Redmond, headquarters and other campuses around till September. The tech giant, a few days back, announced that it will start reopening offices from March 29 with a six-stage strategy. Microsoft, in a statement based on consultation with medical and data experts, said, “we’ve shifted our earliest date for the full opening of our US worksites to Sept 7, 2021”. Microsoft has over 160,000-strong employees across the globe.
Facebook will begin reopening its offices in May, after a year-long COVID-19 shutdown. Free food, workout centres, shuttle buses with Wi-Fi and other public amenities will not be available for the employees, as of now. All offices will start functioning with 10% of the “maximum seated capacity”, which may go up to 50% in the first week of Sept. People do have the option to WFH until early July. Those not designated as full-time remote employees are expected to return to offices later.