Google lets employees work from home for another year

Google will continue to let employees work from home through the end of June 2021

Google extends its work-from-home policy for employees until summer 2021

Alphabet announced the decision to its employees last week after CEO Sundar Pichai made the call following meetings with execs at the company, according to the report.

Although there are now 42 reopened Google offices around the world, the company is obviously bracing itself for the expected long-lasting impact of the pandemic that continues to ravage the U.S.

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The Wall Street Journal first reported Monday morning, that the tech giant will extend work-from-home protocols for its 200,000 employees for a year. Following the discussion, it was decided the work from home policy was set to stay in place until July 2021.

On March 10, as the novel disease was erupting into a full-blown pandemic, Google advised its employees across North America to work remotely when possible over the next month to help halt the outbreak.

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But new guidelines mean Google's biggest offices will remain largely unoccupied through June 2021.

Google's decision will probably affect nearly the entire 200,000 full-time contracted employees. Google reopened a handful of small offices in countries with limited coronavirus infections like Greece and Australia.

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The pandemic has also prompted several other tech companies to inform their workers they will not have to return to work this year. Twitter meanwhile has said it would allow all employees to continue on remote work indefinitely.

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