New Delhi: In the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, Google has decided to extend work from home for employees till June 30, 2021, for roles that don’t need to be in the office. Notably, the tech giant had earlier set January 2021 as a tentative timeline for its workers to return to offices. Also Read - Former Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh Goes Into Self-isolation After Wife Tests Positive For COVID-19
In an email to employees, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said,”To give employees the ability to plan ahead, we are extending our global voluntary work from home option through June 30, 2021 for roles that don’t need to be in the office.” Also Read - 40 Gangsters Party in Delhi's Dwarka to Celebrate Release Of Fellow Criminal, Get Caught
According to The Wall Street Journal, which first reported the news, the extension of the work from home order by the company will affect ‘nearly all’ of the company’s 200,000 employees. Also Read - Indian Health Experts Take Russian COVID-19 Vaccine With Pinch of Salt
While Amazon and Apple expect their employees to return to their respective offices in January, most other tech companies also appeared to be hoping work from home to last till the end of the year.
Earlier micro-blogging site Twitter had allowed employees to work from home ‘forever’ if they so wish.