Google employees to make their home an office until 2021

Google will continue to let employees work from home through the end of June 2021

Google had earlier said it would begin reopening more offices globally as early as June this year, but most Google employees would likely work from home until the end of this year.

Other tech firms, such as Apple, moved their developer conferences to a virtual format to adhere to lockdown rules and social distancing measures.

Pichai chose to keep Google's offices closed through next summer after deliberations with senior executives at the company, the Journal reported.

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The new date puts Alphabet firmly in the more cautious category of firms weighing up the efficacy of remote work amid a surge in new Covid-19 cases with the safety of employees and efforts to reopen the U.S. economy. Google has made it optional for employees to return to office after rethinking its plans to reopen some offices on July 6. But the pandemic's ongoing spread prompted Google to push back the reopening until January and now it has prompted yet another delay. "I hope this will offer the flexibility you need to balance work with taking care of yourselves and your loved ones over the next 12 months". Facebook has also said that it expects at least half of its staff to work from home for the next five to 10 years.

The tech company has about 1,500 employees, including engineers, sales leaders and artificial intelligence researchers at offices in Waterloo, Ont., Toronto and Montreal and is building new offices in these cities to accommodate up to 5,000 employees by 2022.

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