Google and Facebook employees will continue to work from home until the end of the year, although offices are expected to reopen this summer, depending on the evolution of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The boss spoke to staff Thursday at a weekly general meeting, online. He explained that those needing to return to the office will be able to do so in June or July, while applying enhanced security measures. But they will be the exception.
Alphabet employs more than 100,000 people worldwide. At the end of April the group had already specified that telework would continue at least until June 1, and that the return would be “staggered” and “incremental”.
Same story with Facebook, according to the American media. The global social network plans to reopen its various offices from July 6, but that all its employees who wish can continue to work from home until 2021.
Facebook employed 45,000 people worldwide at the end of 2019 (not counting the thousands of workers employed by subcontractors) and plans to recruit 10,000 more to accelerate the development of its product and service offer, particularly suited to measures of social distancing.