Covid-19: Google and Facebook Workers To Continue Working from Home

Google and Facebook have announced that their employees will be able to continue working from home for the rest of the year.
Google chief executive Sundar Pichai, disclosed this at a company-wide meeting on Thursday that employees who need to return to the office will start being able to do so from July with enhanced safety measures in place. But the majority of employees who can carry out their jobs from home will be able to do so until the end of the year.

According to the tech firms, it also has plans to reopen offices soon, but are allowing more home working flexibility.

“Not everyone at a site will go back at once, there will be no one-size-fits-all approach, and the specific guidance will vary from location to location.”
“I know that the prospect of returning to the office will produce different emotions for everyone,” 
 “Some of us will be eager to return to our familiar workspaces and see colleagues. For others, leaving loved ones and the shelter of our homes may cause anxiety.”

The announcement coincides with Facebook’s as more companies start rolling out their back-to-work strategies.

“Facebook has taken the next step in its return to work philosophy. Today, we announced anyone who can do their work remotely can choose to do so through the end of the year,” a spokesman said. “As you can imagine this is an evolving situation as employees and their families make important decisions re: return to work.”

Facebook is still determining which employees will be asked to come in, the spokeswoman added.

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