Facebook also wants to allow staff to work from home after the relaxation of corona measures. The company plans to pay employees in ‘cheaper’ regions less.
With the new home-working policy, the social media giant also hopes to hire more staff who will always work remotely, so that the choice of technical talent is not limited to cities where Facebook has offices.
He may also see an opportunity there, as the company plans to adjust employee salaries to suit their location, he said to news channel CNBC.
The San Francisco area, where Facebook is headquartered, is one of the most expensive places to live in the US. Employees working from a more rural location would probably be paid less under the system.
CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in an interview that possibly half of all Facebook staff will work remotely within five to 10 years. According to him, the experiences with lockdowns and working from home show that the productivity of staff does not suffer from this.
Facebook closed its headquarters in early March as a precaution against corona infections.
The company, which employed 48,000 people worldwide at the end of March, previously gave employees the option to work from home or another alternative location until the end.
Zuckerberg is not the first CEO of a social media company that wants to introduce remote working permanently. Recently Jack Dorsey, CEO of both Twitter and fintech company Square, announced the same for his staff.