Facebook has announced that its workers can continue to work from home. People in eligible roles at Facebook can apply for permanent remote working, subject to approval from managers. Silicon Valley executives were quick to endorse the shift to remote work last year, with many indicating it could continue even after the pandemic.
Last May, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg predicted 50% of the company's employees could be working remotely within the next five to ten years. The social media giant insists the shift to remote work is not about saving costs. However, it has also hinted that remote workers might receive lower pay, depending on where they choose to live and work.