A huge sum of money, $ 100 million dollars in cash and advertising credits, is what Facebook will have to go to the aid of all entrepreneurs and small companies that have been affected by the coronavirus.
That was the headline announcement from the company's chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg: ?We have listened to small businesses to understand how we can best help them. We have heard loud and clear that financial support could allow them to keep the lights on and pay people who cannot come to work. ?
On its business website, the company founded by Mark Zuckerberg adds that the important thing is to regain strength to face this crisis.
?We know that your business may be experiencing disruptions as a result of the global COVID-19 outbreak. We have heard that a little financial support can go a long way, so we are offering $ 100 million in cash grants and advertising credits to help during this difficult time, ?he said.
The help will be available at the following link for all companies in 30 countries where Facebook operates.
According to the social network, those monies can go to cover the following needs: keep the workforce strong, help with rental costs, connect with more clients and cover operating costs.
Sheryl Sandberg added about this crisis that ?this is not going to work as usual, and the marketing industry is certainly going to see a real impact. I don't think anyone knows how big. "
Another news item that circulated this Tuesday, March 17, was that Mark Zuckerberg's company would pay $ 1,000 to each employee as a bonus during the coronavirus crisis, according to a report by The Information.
The idea is that this money will be used to pay medical expenses, family support and support to all those who, by working remotely, lose some direct benefit of the company.
This is in addition to Facebook's joint efforts with other greats of technology to deal with disinformation and rumors in the face of the serious pandemic that affects almost everyone these days.