The vast majority of Googlers will continue to work from home until the end of the year.
Google has announced that it will extend its home working policy, which started in 2020, by 2021. Google CEO Sundar Pichai, who previously told employees that they will work from home until June 1, announced that his work from home can continue until the end of the year with an e-mail sent to his employees yesterday.
According to Pichai’s statement, employees who need to be physically present at the office due to their work will be able to return to the office, such as June or July, with increased security measures.
However, the vast majority of Googlers will continue to work from home until the end of the year. Let us remind you that Googlers have been working from home since the beginning of March.
Meanwhile, it is worth noting that other technology companies in Silicon Valley have made similar announcements. Facebook announced on Thursday that its employees will continue to work from home until the end of the year. Facebook also included statements from the CDC, Johns Hopkins University, and government guide in its statement.
This decision by Facebook and Google can encourage other technology companies to move in the same direction. This will enable us to see working from home globally in the “new normal” framework.