Facebook set to give its 45,000 employees six-month bonuses and an additional $1,000 as coronavirus assistance

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.

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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 recognize that many people are going to need more time away to care for children and their families,’ Zuckerberg wrote in a memo, a copy of which was obtained by NBC News.

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‘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.’

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