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Facebook extends WFH policy until July 2021
Facebook extends WFH policy until July 2021
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Facebook has announced that it is extending its work from home policy until July of 2021 for all of its 48,000 employees. Facebook is the latest tech giant to offer prolonged remote work amid the pandemic, following Google and Twitter.

"Based on guidance from health and government experts, as well as decisions drawn from our internal discussions about these matters, we are allowing employees to continue voluntarily working from home until July 2021. In addition, we are giving employees an additional $1,000 for home office needs," so Facebook spokesperson Nneka Norville.

Business • Jobs & Careers
Study finds 37% of U.S. jobs can be performed entirely at home
Study finds 37% of U.S. jobs can be performed entirely at home
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A study by the University of Chicago evaluating the "economic impact of 'social distancing' measures" found that "37% of jobs in the United States can be performed entirely at home". It further found that remote jobs pay more while "lower-income economies have a lower share".

Technology • Internet & Web
Twitter plans on changing work from home rules permanentely

In an email to the employees of Twitter the CEO Jack Dorsey has announced that he doesn't think the company will go back to the presence work culture it had before and move up the timeline to a fully "distributed" way of work. Only jobs that require physical presence will be exempt from this.