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An address sign for Facebook Way is shown in Menlo Park, Calif.  Photo: Associated Press

Facebook to Let Managers, More Staff Work Remotely After Pandemic

By and  |  Oct. 5, 2020 6:02 AM PDT
Photo: An address sign for Facebook Way is shown in Menlo Park, Calif. Photo: Associated Press

Facebook is expanding its permanent work from home policy, moving it closer to CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s prediction that half his workforce will be working remotely within a decade.

The company, which has more than 52,000 full-time employees, in recent weeks has started allowing a significant portion of its managers and other employees to apply to work from home after the coronavirus pandemic subsides, according to three employees who requested anonymity to speak without the company’s permission.

The new development, which a Facebook spokeswoman confirmed, lets managers at the director level in engineering and other tech roles apply for permanent remote work. Previously, only senior engineers and employees in a handful of nontech teams were able to request they continue to work from home after it’s safe to return to the office. The expansion of the policy means more managers and staff working in other areas of the company, such as sales, may be based far from Facebook’s offices after the pandemic. 

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