Denver’s vacant office space is piling up, but don’t blame coronavirus and work-from-home trends
Facebook’s office in Denver is still empty and, likely, will remain so for months to come as the approximately 100 employees and contractors are allowed to work remotely through the end of the year.
But the company doesn’t plan to give up one square inch of its space at 1900 16th St. In fact, Facebook is doubling its square footage and plans to make Denver one of three new hubs nationwide to attract more workers even if they do not work on site.
“We’ll begin offering remote work opportunities on July 1, and in the next five to 10 years, half of our people company-wide could be remote,” said Chloe Meyere, a spokeswoman for Facebook, which employs 48,268 people. “We’re evaluating Denver as one of our remote work hubs, but we will continue to grow and expect many people to work out of our offices around the world, including in Denver. As Mark (Zuckerberg) said in his remarks, ‘We’re committed to keeping our offices, and making them great, too.’”