Like the staff at many other tech companies, most Facebook employees have been working from home since the coronavirus pandemic began. Now, the company could have just half its workforce functioning remotely by 2030. Since Facebook is such a giant in its industry, its plans will have a wide impact on the field’s employment practices, especially in recruitment and compensation. Rachel Lerman and Elizabeth Dwoskin of The Washington Post predict that this effect will last well beyond the COVID-19 emergency. They report that Facebook needs to develop and leverage new technologies to support its employees and to capture additional social media and business users as they adjust to the new normal of remote work.
About the Authors
Rachel Lerman and Elizabeth Dwoskin are California-based Washington Post reporters. Lerman covers technology from San Francisco and Dwoskin covers Silicon Valley.