AA / Washington
The Google company has postponed the return of 100% of its employees to work on its premises until 2022, and this, after a similar decision, taken in 2020, which had set the date of their return to last August.
The American company’s decision was taken against a backdrop of rising rates of infection with new variants of the coronavirus around the world, marking the beginnings of a fourth epidemic wave, since last month.
The US giant said in a statement, released Tuesday evening, that its employees can continue to work remotely until next year. A similar decision has also been taken by other technology companies such as Facebook and Amazon.
The statement quotes Google CEO Sundar Pichai, who said company employees around the world will not be required to return to their offices until Jan. 10, 2022, at the earliest.
Pichai said that after January 10, “we will allow countries and sites to make decisions about when to end working from home based on local conditions, which vary widely from country to country. “.
And to add: “the employees will receive a notice of 30 days, before asking them to return to work from their offices”.
International companies active in the information technology sectors, and in certain other sectors, have implemented decisions stipulating the remote working of their employees, since the start of the pandemic spread of the coronavirus, in the first quarter of 2020, as a preventive measure to limit physical proximity and stem infection rates.
* Translated from Arabic by Mounir Bennour.
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