Apple has confirmed that it will allow its employees to continue to work from home in early 2021, pushing back the plan to have employees return to their U.S. offices.
As per Apple CEO, Tim Cook, they have considered that employees will come back to the office until early next year. He mentioned that going beyond that time would depend on the success of the vaccine and the success of therapeutics. Around 12,000 employees are working at Apple’s “spaceship” headquarters in Cupertino.
The reopening of their corporate office would be an “accordion” process. The opening and re-closing of the office would depend on the data, similar to the process that Apple has been following up with the stores.
Google extends global voluntary work from home option until June 2020
Apple has joined other leading tech companies who have delayed return to office till the end of the year. Google has also announced that their employees can work from home until June 2021, extending its previous policy that was in place until the end of 2020.
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Google CEO, Sundar Pichai mentioned in his memo, that they are extending their global voluntary work from home option until June 30, 2021, mainly for roles that do not need to be in office.
Half of the company to work remote by 2030, says Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg
Salesforce has allowed its employees to work from home till the end of the year. Similarly, Twitter and Square have allowed their employees to telecommute indefinitely. Also, Facebook has allowed some of its’ employees to work from home permanently, with CEO Mark Zuckerberg stating that half of the company could be working remotely by 2030.