Google extends work from home for employees till June 30, 2021

Google extends work from home for employees till June 30, 2021

Initially, the company directed its employees to work from home until April, before extending it to July and then until the end of 2020. Others have the option to perform their duties remotely through June 30 next year.

It's the first major tech company to extend its timeline to next summer as the Covid-19 pandemic drags on. Other Silicon Valley companies, such as Twitter and Facebook, have already begun to explore remote working options.

Besides helping protect people from the virus, the new July 2021 target date for reopening Google's offices should make it easier for workers with children to adjust to schools that aren't allowing students to return to campus next month and in September.

The move from Alphabet differs from the likes of Microsoft, which told some staff that a return to the office could happen this autumn.

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced the news Monday after a report by the Wall Street Journal. Pichai made a decision to adopt the extended work-from-home guidelines in large part because of the uncertainty surrounding the upcoming school year.

Most of the almost 200,000 workers across Google's parent company Alphabet Inc., including both full-time and temporary employees, will reportedly be affected by the move.

Google has postponed its plan to reopen its offices in the United States to September due to a surge in the number of Covid-19 cases in the country and had said that it will not reopen its U.S. offices at least till September 7, as per reports.

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