Several companies in the USA tech sector have extended work-from-home for employees in recent days.
General Motors to take stake in Nikola electric truck company
Under the venture, GM's battery and fuel cell technology will be employed in the Badger and subsequently in other Nikola vehicles. Shares of both companies surged after the announcement, with Nikola soaring 53 percent and GM rising more than nine percent.
The same case was established for companies like Google and Facebook.
"We know that most people can't work from home as easily as many of our employees can".
Apple's iPhone 12 event will be announced this week
The company typically announces new iPhones at its September events , but the new models are likely to be delayed this year. Prosser did not indicate which of the upcoming Apple products he believed would be launched in the press release.
"Facebook has taken the next step in its return to work philosophy".
In an effort to ease the burden of workers following the Covid-19 outbreak, Facebook is also offering $1,000 (RM4,334) worth of bonus to their employees. Chief executive Sundar Pichai told Google staff at an all-hands meeting that its remote work policy will be extended until 2021, the Silicon Valley giant confirmed Friday. In terms of consequences, Naficy says that this "means companies will need to adjust to this new normal to make sure they are providing the right level of mentorship and guidance to their staff".
Also, the CEO said workers can take May 22 off to decompress so that they wouldn't suffer burnout. Hourly employees who may not be able to work because of reduced staffing will continue to be paid, the social media giant said in a statement to Techcrunch.
U.S. Open: Novak Djokovic out after hitting line judge with ball
In the wake of Novak Djokovic's default in the fourth round of the US Open, tennis is potentially going to get very interesting. A tournament spokesman told Reuters later that the line judge appeared to be okay and was not brought off-site.
The extension of work from home policies are expected to help some companies to redesign their office spaces to maintain social distancing measures.