San Francisco, United States:
Google on Tuesday extended the ability for its employees to work from home until next year due to the pandemic.
Returning to Google campuses will remain voluntary until January 10 worldwide, with local offices given the freedom to decide when employees should return to their desks, CEO Sundar Pichai said.
“I’m pleased to say that a large number of offices worldwide are already open for business, and we are welcoming tens of thousands of Googlers back on a voluntary basis,” Pichai said.
“The road ahead may be a little longer and bumpier than we had hoped, but I remain optimistic that we will get through it together.”
He promised Google employees 30 days’ notice before returning to their office, and announced that they would be able to take an extra day off in October and December as “reset days” to “rest and recharge.”
Google, Facebook and other tech giants have postponed plans for workers to return to campuses abandoned early in the pandemic in an effort to contain the spread of Covid-19.
Tech companies have also instituted vaccine and mask requirements to make offices safer as the Delta variant increases in the US and other countries.
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