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    To a healthy work-life balance! Amazon extends work-from-home option till June 2021

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    Amazon had earlier allowed that option until January.

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    Other tech giants have extended the work from home option for their employees.
    Amazon.com Inc on Tuesday told employees whose work can be done from home that they can do so until June, extending the timeline on a return to office due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    "Employees who work in a role that can effectively be done from home are welcome to do so until June 30, 2021", an Amazon spokeswoman said in an emailed statement on Tuesday, adding the guidance is applicable globally.

    Amazon had earlier allowed that option until January.

    Some staff, elected officials and unions in recent months have said that Amazon put employees' health at risk by keeping warehouses open during the pandemic.iStock
    Some staff, elected officials and unions in recent months have said that Amazon put employees' health at risk by keeping warehouses open during the pandemic.

    The development comes less than three weeks after the world's largest online retailer said more than 19,000 of its U.S. frontline workers contracted the coronavirus this year.

    Some staff, elected officials and unions in recent months have said that Amazon put employees' health at risk by keeping warehouses open during the pandemic.

    "We have invested significant funds and resources to keep those who choose to come to the office safe through physical distancing, deep cleaning, temperature checks, and by providing face coverings and hand sanitizer," the Amazon spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

    In May, Twitter Inc became the first major tech company to allow employees who can work remotely to do so indefinitely.

    Other tech giants have extended the work from home option for their employees with Microsoft Corp saying earlier this month it will let most employees work remotely for up to half their weekly working hours.

    Facebook Inc had said it would allow its employees to work from home till July next year, while Google had extended the remote working period for employees who do not need to be in the office till June.

    Keep Calm And Work From Home! Tech & IT Giants That Are On WFH Mode Till July 2021

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    Embracing The New Normal

    The Covid-19 pandemic posed a plethora of challenges before humanity - the cancellation of major events, economic slowdown and job crisis to name a few. One of the biggest challenges was faced by workplaces around the world, as they struggled to work out an arrangement where employees could stay productive without being physically present in the office.

    However, workplaces soon embraced the new normal and got accustomed to the changing times, so much so, that many of the tech and IT giants decided to extend their WFH policies even after the pandemic has subsided, with many of them deciding not to return to offices till summer of the next year.

    Here’s a look at all the major companies that are on WFH till July 2021.


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    1 Comment on this Story

    sanujit roy40 days ago
    and others?
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