Facebook Raises Contractor Minimum Wage to $15 Per Hour

Facebook has announced that it will pay contractors on its new Menlo Park campus at least $15 per hour and offer $4,000 for paid parental leave.

Debra Ness, president of National Partnership for Women & Families, praised Facebook's announcement and told the Mercury News the paid parental leave "goes beyond anything we have seen."

Before her husband's sudden passing last week, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg told the publication, "We really want to be great employers and that means we make sure that anyone who does substantial work for us has access to things we have."

Facebook's new Frank Gehry-designed campus, called MPK20, is already expanding, with two new buildings totaling 985,000 square feet, a 200-room hotel, and a five-acre public space planned for the next phase.

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