Facebook has announced it will start hiring professional personal assistants in the US by the end of the year.
The company’s latest earnings report for the first quarter of 2018 said that it was hiring 5,000 full-time personal assistants.
The company said it would continue to hire more people as it grew its workforce and continued to develop tools to help people.
Facebook says it plans to have about 100,000 people with personal assistants by the second half of 2018.
The new hires will be paid $8 per hour, with a bonus of $100,000, or a little over $20 per hour.
“We’ve built a platform for our partners and friends to work together and create more personalised experiences, and we’re always looking for ways to keep people coming back,” said CEO Mark Zuckerberg in a statement.
“The opportunity to have people who are able to help make this happen is something we’re excited about.”
Personal assistants are a trend in Silicon Valley that has caught the attention of businesses, and some companies have even started to use them to provide help for their staff.
In August, Yahoo announced that it would be hiring personal assistants to help with its popular news aggregation platform.
Google is also planning to hire personal assistants at its Mountain View, California headquarters.