Google tells its employees that they will only return to corporate office at least June 1, and will use a shifting approach when it finally returns workers
- CEO Sundar Pichai wrote an email with all employees announcing that the corporate offices would be closed at least until June 1
- He said that as the tech giant reopens, it & # 39; staggers & # 39; will be
- Pichai said the company will also work with employees who have special needs for health or family who may not be able to return, even after offices open
- Here you can help people who are not affected by Covid-19
Google has told its employees that the corporate offices will remain open for at least June 1 because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
In an email sent to full-time employees of the company, CEO Sundar Pichai said Google was probably a & # 39; staggered & # 39; approach used when it finally reopened its offices, but business management has not yet determined on an exact date for no locations.
The update comes after six adjoining counties to Google's headquarters in Mountain View, California announced extensions to their shelter in place orders through the end of May.
Google says it will keep the majority of its 103,000 employees at work-from-home status by June 1, and as offices begin to open, it will be a staggered process that will take place over several months
& # 39; Not everyone on a page will return at the same time, & # 39; Pichai wrote in & # 39; email according to a CNBC report.
& # 39; D & # 39; will not be a one-size-fits-all approach, and the specific guidance will vary from location to location. & # 39;
Pichai has promised that if the company starts to reopen the offices, it will create special guarantees for workers who do not want, or can safely, return to the offices safely.
& # 39; I know that the prospect of returning to the office will produce different emotions for everyone, & # 39; wrote Pichai.
& # 39; Some of us will gladly return to our trusted workspace and see colleagues & # 39; For others, loving people and the shelter of our homes can cause fears. & # 39;
Google CEO Sundar Pichai also thanks the small group of Google employees who have gone through his offices to maintain servers and other critical infrastructure for the company's core business
While some Google employees in some of their offices in Asia-Pacific have been allowed to work back, Pichai requested that & # 39; anyone who is in a recommended or required work-from-home status should assume that will continue until at least June 1, 2020. & # 39;
Pichai also requested a show of gratitude to the small group of Google employees who are authorized to continue in the company's offices and data centers to perform physical maintenance and supervision on & # 39; e key objectives and data infrastructure of the company.
& # 39; For those of you currently working on the spot to provide critical services to keep our products, offices and data centers running, thanks! & # 39; he said.
& # 39; Your work has enabled us to help millions of others. I am grateful for everything our global teams are doing to deliver our mission under these difficult circumstances. & # 39;
The company has 103,000 employees spread across more than 70 offices in 50 countries around the world.
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