Facebook is including bigger and better standards for company contractors. The will receive higher salaries and benefits similar to all the white-collar workers of the corporation.
Chief Operating Officer of Facebook Sheryl Sandberg announced yesterday that the minimum wage would be increased to $15 per hour and that the benefits would be in accordance to the company’s policy.
This means 15 paid days of vacation per year and $4000 worth of child support for maternity or paternity leave, if this is not provided by another company, which sounds like somewhat of a great deal.
However there are some conditions that the beneficiaries must meet in order to get the new and improved Facebook treatment.
As Sandberg herself explained, the beneficiaries must provide substantial work for the social media company and they must be employed by American companies that have no more than 25 employees providing serviced to Facebook.
The workers who are going to be eligible for these changes are most likely going to be the members of the janitorial services, the security officers and the cafeteria employees, alongside further categories that are yet to be nominated.
And in order to put things in perspective, the minim wage in California reaches $9, while the average across the US is closer to $7.25. Therefore, Facebook’s offer for $15 per hour seems extremely decent, when compared to the alternatives.
“Taking these steps is the right thing to do for our business and our community,” further wrote Sheryl Sandberg.
These new changes have become effective as of May 1st, the International Labor day. Facebook actually managed to set an example by applying these new modifications and found the ideal moment to implement them.
Compared to the social media mogul’s annual income, these changes appear extremely feasible and the popularity they are bound to bring in for the company will surely more than pay off.
Sandberg explained how people work better when they are offered decent conditions, and how this empowers the entire company environment and renders increased productivity.
Furthermore, she pointed out that about two thirds of this category of employees are women and how she will make sure that wage inequality is thoroughly fought on her watch.
By applying this new set of improvements for their contractor workers, Facebook will uphold its superior position on all fields, pulling a class act all together.
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