Google Extends Work From Home For Employees until June 2021 globally, including India. Pixabay As India continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic, Alphabet Inc’s Google said that it would allow employees globally, including India, who do not need to be in the office, to work from home until the end of June 2021.
Now, Google CEO Sundar Pichai has told staff by email: “To give employees the ability to plan ahead, we are extending our global voluntary work from home option through June 30, 2021, for roles that don’t need to be in the office.” Google has 123,000 full-time employees and another 122,000 temporary, vendor, and contract workers, according to worker organizers.
Several other companies have also allowed most of their employees to work from home until the end of 2020 in a bid to safeguard them against the COVID-19 pandemic, with Twitter Inc proposing remote work for some of its employees indefinitely.
When the coronavirus first hit the U.S. this year, tech companies were among the first employers to move to remote work and to cancel big events. Now, several months into the pandemic, some companies are rethinking the way they work over the long term. Now, Google Extends Work From Home For Employees until June 2021. Meanwhile, Covid-19 has infected 16,652,434 people globally and killed 656,678.