In good news to Microsoft workers, the tech giant has announced three-months paid parental leave for its full-time employees. To make things much more interesting, it’s also being flexible in allowing their employees to think or decide how they want to take this leave.
Microsoft has termed this initiative “12-Week Paid Pandemic School and Childcare Closure Leave” which is meant to “give our employees greater flexibility and time off as they face extended school closures”.
This announcement comes right after Washington State Schools announced their closure for the rest of the school year and was first reported by Business Insider after it got its hands on a leaked memo.
Parents who ply their trade at Microsoft are given the flexibility to arrange the leaves whether three months at a stretch or a few days a week. Microsoft is terming it ‘12-week Paid Pandemic School and Childcare Closure Leave.”
Global tech giant Facebook said it would give $1,000 to each of its 45,000 workers.
CEO Mark Zuckerberg had announced in an internal memo that all workers will earn at least their full bonuses for their six-month review.
Most governments around the world have temporarily shut down educational institutions in a bid to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic as per UNESCO.
“UNESCO is supporting countries in their efforts to mitigate the immediate impact of school closures, particularly for more vulnerable and disadvantaged communities, and to facilitate the continuity of education for all through remote learning,” it said.