Update: With most of Google’s workforce unlikely to return to office before the summer of 2021, the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic has increased the ability to work from the Internet giant’s home.
The company has confirmed the matter Diversity That Google employees will be able to work from home by July 2021.
In an email to staff on Monday, Sundar Pichai, CEO of Alphabet and Google, wrote, “To give employees the ability to plan ahead, we are extending our Global Volunteer Work from Home Options to June 30, 2121, for roles that are not required to stay in office.” . “
The WFH extension, by Google and parent company Alphabet, has affected nearly 200,000 employees worldwide, the Wall Street Journal reported earlier. Earlier this year, Google said employees would work from home at least until the end of 2020.
Zichen reports that Pichai decided to close Google’s office next summer after discussions with senior executives at the company. According to the report, Google last week notified a “small number” of new extended work employees from the home-home policy. Pichai “sympathized with the family of some of the family’s employees for plans for an uncertain school year that may involve home orientation depending on the geography,” the journal reported.
Google had earlier in the month started reopening offices in phases, where 10% -15% of employees were allowed to stay anywhere.
In May, Twitter became the first company to announce that employees could work permanently from home, if they were allowed to work and if they were allowed to work.
Meanwhile, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said this spring that many social giant employees will be allowed to work permanently from home even after the coronavirus crisis is over. He predicted that about 50% of the company’s workforce could be distant in the next 5-10 years.