In a stunning move away from office work, Google plans to keep its 200,000 full-time and contract employees in remote positions until at least July 2021, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Other companies big and small have made similar moves, shifting employees to work from home situations to guard against another wave of coronavirus, as well as keep expenses low during the pandemic.
Google opted to reopen some of its offices in early-July. However, that was optional, and now it appears clear that the company – like many others are looking at work from home options more seriously.
Facebook, Twitter, and Square have already announced similar plans. Some companies in Upstate New York have moved to remote work options until the pandemic is resolved, or until a vaccine is widely available.