Google, Facebook, and Twitter will follow Microsoft’s lead in paying hourly workers while office staff works remotely during the coronavirus outbreak (GOOG, GOOGL, FB, TWTR, MSFT)
- Google, Facebook, and Twitter are planning to keep paying hourly workers even as staffing needs decline, according to Axios.
- The coronavirus outbreak has led many companies adopt remote work policies, raising concerns about what will happen to food service, janitorial, and other workers whose hours may be reduced.
- Microsoft announced Thursday that it would continue paying vendors who work hourly jobs, leading other companies to follow suit.
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Google, Facebook, and Twitter said they will continue to pay hourly workers even if remote work policies and office closures in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak reduce staffing needs, Axios reported on Thursday evening.
As COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, continues to spread throughout the Bay Area and Seattle, many tech companies are implementing work-from-home policies, leaving massive office buildings largely empty.
That shift aised concerns about about the fate of food service, janitorial, administrative, security and other hourly workers who will likely see their hours reduced as a result and cannot do their jobs from home.