According to the storey, Microsoft is paying employees a $1,500 pandemic bonus this year for the “unique and hard fiscal year that Microsoft has completed.
The incentives will be granted to all employees below the corporate vice president level who started work on or before March 31, 2021, according to the article, which cites an internal document.
This includes part-time and hourly employees. The incentive will be available to employees in the United States as well as those from other nations who meet the qualifications.
“We are happy to thank our workers with a one-time monetary award as a mark of our appreciation for joining together as One Microsoft during a uniquely tough year,” a spokeswoman revealed.
Microsoft employs 175,508 individuals around the world, and this step exemplifies what IT companies are doing to assist lessen the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Last year, Facebook gave employees a $1,000 bonus to encourage them to work from home, while Twitter said that it would reimburse employees for home office setup costs and fees that parents pay for extra daycare.
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