Fb plans to lift the minimal hourly wage it pays 1000’s of contract staff across the US, acknowledging that its present $15 minimal wage is not in step with rising price of dwelling in a lot of markets the place its places of work are situated.
“It is turn out to be clear that $15 per hour does not meet the price of dwelling in a number of the locations the place we function,” the social-networking large mentioned in a weblog submit that famous the present minimal wage has been in place since 2015.
Contractors within the San Francisco Bay Space, New York and Washington DC will probably be paid a minimal of $20 an hour, whereas contractors in Seattle will probably be paid at the least $18 per hour. Contract content material reviewers will get a better minimal wage: $22 within the Bay Space, New York and DC; $20 in Seattle; and $18 in all different US metro areas.
Content material reviewers play a vital position on the firm, reviewing violent pictures on the social community. Fb, which has about 15,00zero content material reviewers, outsources content material moderation work to staffing corporations similar to Cognizant, Accenture and Genpact.Â
The minimal wage hikes come amid murders, suicides and beheadings that have been livestreamed on Fb., who allege the corporate violated California legislation by failing to offer 1000’s of content material moderators with a protected office. They are saying in a lawsuit that they’ve suffered psychological trauma and signs of post-traumatic stress dysfunction attributable to publicity to
The brand new minimal wage will go into impact by mid-2020 and is working to develop comparable requirements in different international locations, Fb mentioned.