Facebook's US Offices Reopen in October, But Remote Work Remains an Option

From PC Mag: Facebook hopes to fully open all US offices by the fall, with an option for employees to continue working from home.

The social network, which said it will expand remote-work eligibility, plans to reconvene at half capacity in September, before inviting all staff back in October, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Those who haven't received approval to stay remote will be expected to come to their local branch at least 50% of the time. "Facebook's office will be more flexible for those expected to return," the company said in a statement published by Reuters. "Guidance is to be in the office at least half the time."

If there's a silver lining of the COVID-19 pandemic, it's that firms have discovered the perks of at-home employment, and are already building it into their operations. Google and Apple recently announced hybrid schedules, asking employees to visit the office three days a week, and work remotely the other two. Apple staff have since expressed their disappointment over the planned return to campus, saying the current policy does not sufficiently address their needs.

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