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Microsoft giving employees $1,500 bonus in recognition of challenging pandemic year
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Microsoft giving employees $1,500 bonus in recognition of challenging pandemic year

Microsoft is giving employees $1,500 in bonus pay for weathering the “distinctive and challenging” circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, in response to an inside firm memo seen by The Verge on Thursday.

The Redmond, Wash.-based software program large stated the one-time bonus will apply to eligible employees in the U.S. and internationally who’re under company vice chairman stage and began on or earlier than March 31, 2021. The memo was written by Microsoft chief folks officer Kathleen Hogan.

“As an emblem of our appreciation for coming collectively as One Microsoft throughout a uniquely challenging year, we’re proud to acknowledge our employees with a one-time financial reward,” a Microsoft spokesperson advised GeekWire.

The reward isn’t tied to a program or firm metrics and is separate from Microsoft’s compensation applications, the spokesperson added.

Microsoft has 175,508 complete employees, together with 101,277 in the U.S. and 57,651 in the Puget Sound space.

The Verge reported that LinkedIn, GitHub, and ZeniMax employees are usually not eligible for the bonus, even though Microsoft owns these three separate firms.

Amazon announced last year that it will pay $500 million in bonuses to frontline staff and supply companions confronting dangers and excessive demand throughout the pandemic. Facebook additionally gave $1,000 bonuses.

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