Employees around the world may be forced to return to Google offices worldwide this year due to the new coronavirus epidemic, the company's CEO Sundar Pichai announced in a blog post yesterday. Unless the epidemiological situation changes or worsens, the offices will be able to receive thirty percent of employees from the fall, with strict health precautions — but who doesn’t have to go through their duties can work from home for at least the end of the year.
They can open in the region on 6 July, from which time those who must be present in person at the office or, depending on capacity, who wish to be present voluntarily, can spend one working day a week or two. This could mean a utilization of roughly 10% of total office capacity until September, when Google increases office reception capacity to 30%.
a significant portion of them will not have to visit the office at all this year, if there is any change in this, the senior manager will notify them. The company is so supportive of extended work from home that it now also provides reimbursement to employees to cover their expenses related to work from home.
Google thus provides support worth $ 1,000 (or local equivalent) for the purchase of, for example, office furniture or other equipment used in the course of our work.
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