Following earlier reporting, Google has confirmed that it’s going to proceed to permit staff to earn a living from home by the top of June of subsequent yr. The corporate advised TechCrunch that Sundar Pichai introduced the plan in an electronic mail despatched to workers earlier right this moment.
“To offer staff the power to plan forward, we’re extending our international voluntary earn a living from home choice by June 30, 2021 for roles that don’t have to be within the workplace,” the CEO wrote.
The transfer marks the corporate’s most aggressive extension of its remote work policy to date. Like many different tech corporations, it appeared cautiously optimistic that issues would possibly return to regular after a few months. Recently, nevertheless, it’s clear that the specter of the COVID-19 pandemic received’t be going away any time quickly.
Again in Could, Pichai outlined plans to permit a small variety of staff to return to numerous places of work this month, all whereas sustaining social distancing and maintaining buildings at round 10% occupancy. That similar month, Twitter sent a memo noting that workers would be capable of proceed working from dwelling on a everlasting foundation.
Relying on how lengthy the pandemic continues to rage on, it appears cheap to anticipate that even the biggest tech firms are rethinking their method to distant work.