Facebook has committed thousands of dollars to helping its staff of 45,000 employees manage expenses during the coronavirus pandemic that is spreading across the globe.
CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced full-time workers will be given their six-month bonuses, along with an additional $1,000 to help those working remotely who do not have access to their usual catered meals, gyms and other services provided by the firm.
Contracted workers are not eligible for these funds, but will continued to be paid as they are also barred from entering the office, The Information reported.
‘We also know that many of you may have additional expenses as part of setting up your home to enable remote work and support your family.
‘We’re going to grant all employees an additional $1,000 to use for whatever you see fit to support yourself and your family in adapting during this period.’