Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the new process in an internal company memo on Tuesday. The company wants to help every employee during the novel coronavirus pandemic. Each of the 45,000 employees will also get an exceeds rating for their first six-month review of 2020. These ratings could help them gain big bonuses. The median salary paid by Facebook to employees is $228,651 in the US.
Large tech companies around the world have announced remote working orders to their employees. As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, it has become essential to make work from home mandatory. Twitter made work from home mandatory for its employees across the globe. Google has asked its workers in North America, Europe, Africa, and the Middles East to work remotely.
Facebook has asked some of its full-time employees to take over the work done by contractors. The move will help contractors stay at home. The social networking firm is still paying those contractors while they remain at home.
In an effort to maintain social distancing, Facebook has already committed to paying its hourly workers even if they cannot work or have to stay at home. Facebook has banned social visitors at all its offices and asked its Bay Area employees to work from home.
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg said that the company will spend $100 million to support small businesses across 30 countries that have been impacted by the coronavirus.