Google And Facebook Tell Workers They Won't Return To Office Until 2021

Andrew Cummings
November 22, 2020

Some Google offices will reopen in June, allowing 10pc to 15pc of workers to return, Pichai added.

Google and Facebook announced that while some offices may slowly reopen, most employees' work from home policies will be extended through the end of the year.

Google chief executive Sundar Pichai said that employees who need to return to the office will start being able to do so from July with enhanced safety measures in place.

Google also announced a company holiday for May 22nd, meant to give employees a short break from the stress of. well. everything.

Also, the CEO said workers can take May 22 off to decompress so that they wouldn't suffer burnout.

He adds: "While the conventional wisdom is that most tech companies will follow Facebook's lead and allow their staff to work from home, we expect professional services to follow suit, from accounting to law firms".

The majority of people, who are able to work from home without it affecting them too much, will continue to do so until this whole thing is completely done with. "Today, we announced anyone who can do their work remotely can choose to do so through the end of the year", a spokesman of Facebook said, as quoted by BBC.

Facebook said on Thursday most of its staff will continue to work from home until 2021, while Amazon has already told staff to stick with the remote working process until at least October.

Pichai has issued special instructions to his employees in which he has said to take care of family members along with himself.

Ever since the Covid-19 pandemic began to hit the world, quite a number of employees have been advised to work from home.

Companies could ask employees to stay at home and work for longer as they redesign their office spaces to cater to new social distancing guidelines.

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