Facebook plans to have up to half its workforce working remotely.
Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the company needs to tap into talent outside major metropolitan centers as it moves into areas such as video conferencing. He made the announcement to employees and (naturallly enough) in a Facebook post. (See below)
The company plans to launch the effort by hiring experienced engineers within four hours of a city where it has an engineering office. The list included Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Portland and San Diego).
Facebook is also setting up centers in Atlanta, Dallas, and Denver, Zuckerberg stated.
The Facebook founder said employees working remotely will have the option of staying at home until the end of the year. A transition toward more remote work will come over a period of years.