Coronavirus: Facebook delays return to the office until 2022 due to Delta variant.

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Coronavirus: Facebook delays return to the office until 2022 due to Delta variant.

Its more than 60,000 employees will continue to work remotely for the rest of the year.

US multinational Facebook informed more than 60,000 of its employees on Thursday that it was delaying physical return to work, which was due in October at least until January 2022.

Many technology companies have used COVID-19 epidemics to speed up their transition plans to remote jobs, such as Twitter, whose employees will never return to offices, or Google, which has hybridized Model transition plans announced.

The firm that owns the most used social network in the world is thus following in the footsteps of other comprehensive technology companies such as Google, Amazon, and Apple, which have also postponed their plans to return to physical work due to the increase in cases of the delta variant of the coronavirus.

These are statistics, not dates, that guide our decisions about returning to office, the company led by Mark Zuckerberg said in a statement, adding that delays in the United States and other countries Affects offices.

"We continue to work with experts to ensure that return plans are a priority for everyone's health," he told Facebook.

In early August, Amazon also postponed the return of its corporate employees until January next year, while Apple delayed the September return to October at the earliest.

Suppose Facebook finally reopens its offices in January. In that case, the forecast is that only a fraction of its employees will go to them since, as a result of the pandemic, the company has decided to give its employees greater flexibility and offer most of them the option to work remotely from their homes permanently.

The Menlo Park (California) firm offers the option of requesting remote work to all job categories, as long as it is possible due to its characteristics (That is, it does not require physical presence because it involves, for example, manual work).

Many technology companies have used COVID-19 epidemics to speed up their transition plans to remote jobs, such as Twitter, whose employees will never return to offices, or Google, which has hybridized Model transition plans announced.