Facebook has rolled out new paid programs that will enable employees to take a month off from work to care for sick relatives in light of a coronavirus outbreak.
“Facebook understands that we are in a region with the COVID-19 epidemic,” the spokesperson said in a statement. “We want to help our people with navigating their requirements during this time. Therefore, we have launched some initiatives for our employees and their families. “
These initiatives include a paid emergency care leave program, which provides a 30-day holiday to employees who need to take care of a sick family member, or if they need another country or state to care for a family member Is required to travel to.
For short-term needs, Facebook is also offering paid leave, giving employees 20 days of leave for care that can be taken in one-day increments. Also, the company is offering its employees flexibility in terms of work schedules, allowing them to “use alternate work hours or go offline from time to time on paid timelines.” Work without ”, the spokesperson said.
Since the outbreak of Coronavirus, Facebook has been one of the most active companies in terms of benefits and support to employees.
The company has sent most of its 45,000 employees to work from home. It has also given him a $ 1,000 bonus to spend on his work-at-home setup and childcare costs. Facebook has also offered its portal video-calling devices to employees who request them. Additionally, the company has stated that it is going to give each employee an “exceeding expectations” performance rating for the first half of 2020. This would result in each employee receiving more than their full bonus for six months.
Worldwide, there are more than 367,400 cases of coronavirus with at least 16,100 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University. In the US, there are at least 41,500 cases, with at least 499 deaths.