Facebook strives for happier workers

Published on May 14, 2015 17:08:08 PM
Technology
Taking a proactive step towards welfare of its contract workers, Facebook has hiked their wages and is providing additional benefits to them.

The benefits provided to the contractors include a $15 minimum wage, paid leave for 15 days and financial support, when a new child birth occurs.

The tech site Verge reported that these conditions apply to the employees of those companies who are outsourcing at least 25 workers to Facebook.
If the companies do not follow these rules, Facebook will not work with them. The changes have been made by the largest support teams at Facebook's Menlo Park campus.

"We will be working to implement this programme with a broader set of vendors within the year," Facebook's COO Sheryl Sandberg wrote in a blog post.

The contract workers, who were waiting for these changes since quite a while, are now enjoying the benefits and this news is trending across Silicon Valley.

The firm stated that it has made these changes, because according to a research benefits lead to a happier and more productive workforce.

This change makes a lot of impact for women employees, who form two third of the minimum wage workers, as it relieves them from making wage adjustments.