Google plans to get employees back to offices

Andrew Cummings
May 29, 2020

From July 6th, if the external conditions allow it, they will start opening more offices in more cities. Aside from that, Alphabet Inc. -owned Google LLC. To help Googlers adapt to the different needs of a home office, the company will allocate $1,000 in expenses to help employees buy furniture and home office equipment.

Google has announced plans to begin the phased reopening of offices around the world from July, the tech giant's chief executive has said.

Google's announcement around getting ready to reopen offices is in contrast with the recent moves made by other technology companies like Twitter, Facebook, Shopify and Dell that have asked their employees continue working remotely.

He further claimed that a limited number of employees whose roles are needed back in the office this year and they would return on a limited, rotating basis. The company hopes to ramp up that rotation in September, eventually reaching 30% occupancy.

The plan is to keep workers at home until all is safe, he wrote. To ensure that this phase goes smoothly for its employees, tech giant Google has chose to give $1,000 (approximately Rs 75,000) to each of its employees so that they don't face any problem working from home. "For everyone else, returning to the office will be voluntary through the end of the year, and we encourage you to continue to work from home if you can", Pichai said in his mail. Pichai said these employees will be notified by June 10. "Our campuses are created to allow for collaboration and community, in fact, some of our greatest innovations were the result of casual office meetings, and it is clear that this is something that many of us do not want to miss", he wrote.

Nevertheless, the CEO still expects that the majority of Google's workforce will be mostly working from home through 2020.

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