According to MSN news in an internal employee town hall meeting live streamed on Facebook, Zuckerberg said the company is going to aggressively open up remote hiring, coupled with a “more measured approach to opening permanent remote work for existing employees.” The live stream crashed part of the way through the presentation, displaying a pattern similar to a television test card at about 11 a.m. PT. It has yet to be restored.
Over the next five to 10 years, about half of Facebook’s workers could be remote, Zuckerberg said, adding there are “a lot of nuances” as to how the process would roll out. Employees will be eligible to permanently remote work if they’re experienced and have a strong recent job performance. They also have to be part of a team that is supporting remote work and get approval by a group leader, Zuckerberg said.