Some of Google’s U.S. offices “may” reopen to employees in April


Sign with logos for Google and the Google owned video streaming service YouTube at the Googleplex, the Silicon Valley headquarters of search engine and technology company Google Inc in Mountain View, California, April 14, 2018. (Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images )

Sign with logos for Google and the Google owned video streaming service YouTube at the Googleplex, the Silicon Valley headquarters of search engine and technology company Google Inc in Mountain View, California, April 14, 2018. (Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images )

according to Axios withNew York TimesAccording to reports, Google recently notified employees via email that it “may open some US offices to employees who voluntarily go to work in the company from April.”Answering The Verge When inquired, Google said that the specific details of the reopening depend on factors such as vaccination and the trend of the epidemic, but it also emphasized that the company does not have a rigid requirement for vaccination. Since last spring, Google has been one of the major technology companies that promote remote work, and they have also provided employees with a budget for purchasing home office essentials. He once considered reopening the office in July last year, but because the epidemic in the United States has not been controlled, this plan had to be abandoned.

At present, Google’s announced work-at-home period is still September, and it is clear that they are hoping that the vaccine will work in the next few months.And according to CNBC According to the suspected internal information obtained, after September 1, if employees need to work from home for more than 14 days each year, they need to formally apply to the company. In the “most special circumstances”, employees can apply for a home work period of up to 12 months.

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