Following earlier reporting, Google has confirmed that it’s going to proceed to permit workers to do business from home by the top of June of subsequent 12 months. The firm advised TechCrunch that Sundar Pichai introduced the plan in an e-mail despatched to employees earlier right now.
“To give workers the flexibility to plan forward, we’re extending our world voluntary do business from home possibility by June 30, 2021 for roles that don’t should be within the workplace,” the CEO wrote.
The transfer marks the corporate’s most aggressive extension of its distant work coverage up to now. Like many different tech corporations, it appeared cautiously optimistic that issues would possibly return to regular after a few months. Lately, nonetheless, it’s clear that the specter of the COVID-19 pandemic received’t be going away any time quickly.
Back in May, Pichai outlined plans to permit a small variety of workers to return to numerous places of work this month, all whereas sustaining social distancing and retaining buildings at round 10% occupancy. That similar month, Twitter despatched a memo noting that employees would be capable of proceed working from residence on a everlasting foundation.
Depending on how lengthy the pandemic continues to rage on, it appears affordable to anticipate that even the most important tech companies are rethinking their method to distant work.