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

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

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

The decision extends beyond the U.S., with Google employees continuing to work from home in all of company's other locations, including the UK, Brazil, and India.

As The Wall Street Journal reports, last week Google CEO Sundar Pichai held a debate with Google's other top executives. Many firms have floated aggressive timetables to get people back into the office, but Google is apparently embracing remote work. Exceptions include offices in Australia, Greece and Thailand.

If you were looking for a sign that the COVID-19 pandemic was easing down, this is not it. Google will reportedly ask its employees to continue working from home until July 2021.

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According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, almost 200,000 Google employees have been asked to continue working from home for at least another year. Twitter and Facebook have allowed all of its employees to work from home even after the coronavirus ends.

Apart from Google, some of the biggest companies in tech including Twitter, Facebook, Square, Amazon, Apple have allowed their workers to work from home till the end of 2020. "We are still learning a lot from our experiences of working from home and will use that knowledge to inform our approach to the future of work at Google".

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