Google extends its work-from-home policy through June 30, 2021

Google's extension of its work-from-home policy through June 2021 will impact more than 200,000 workers globally.
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Google has 123,000 full-time employees and another 122,000 temporary, vendor and contract workers, according to worker organizers.

The Mountain Perspective, Calif. -centered organization in Could claimed that employees doing work from home will be permitted to price up to $1,000 for property business office wants like standing desks and ergonomic chairs. However, many are exploring the option of making WFH a permanent feature.

Previously, the plan was to let the staff work from home through the end of the year amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Google isn't the only company that appears to be embracing the work-from-home mentality.

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Google will keep "nearly all" of its workforce-around 200,000 employees and contractors-working from home for another year, The Wall Street Journal has reported.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the decision will affect almost all of Alphabet and Google's 200,000 full-time and contract employees, and may set the tone for other technology businesses making plans for staff. The change was made to help them plan ahead and applies worldwide, Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai wrote in an email sent to employees on Monday.

The move makes the tech giant the first major USA corporation to set such an extended timeline. The conservative move from Google could push its tech peers to follow suit. While other large corporations are planning for a January return to their offices - like Microsoft - Google will wait until July 2021 to return to in-person work in most of its locations. However, in countries such as Australia and Greece, which remain largely unaffected by the pandemic, Google has started partially opening its offices. A similar choice was also announced by Facebook, which for the next two years will continue to focus on smart working, to avoid problems of any kind.

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