Google announced its plan to extend its work-from-home set up for its employees until June 2021, said a Wall Street Journal report.
Google’s CEO, Sundar Pichai, sent an email to his employees about the extension.
Employees have the option to “work from home” until “June 30, 2021,” he said.
This is for employees that don’t have any tasks that require them to be inside the office.
The reason for the extension is to give its employees, the “ability to plan ahead,” he added.
Previously, Google told its employees to expect to return to work by the first month of 2021.
Google’s original plan for the remote work setup is only up until January 2021, said a CNBC report.
According to The WSJ, this change will affect Google’s 200,000 workers, both full-time workers, and contractors.
This is not the first time Google decided on its employees’ well-being.
Google is known as the leading tech company giving its employees a lot of perks to increase their work satisfaction.
The United States now has a total number of 4,238,500 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of July 27, 2020, said a Johns Hopkins data.
Other Companies Who Announced Its Remote Work Setup
Tech companies are taking the lead in the work from home trend these days.
Some of these companies have already announced their plans for this kind of work setup.
Twitter and Square employees can now choose to work from home “forever,” said its CEO Jack Dorsey to his employees.
So, employees can work where “they feel most creative and productive,” he said.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg also told his employees the option to work from home.
However, there’s a catch, employees who transferred to a lower-cost city may have their salary adjusted, as per a Forbes report.
Aside from the two, Microsoft, Amazon, and Paypal have already announced to its employees the option to work from home.