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CALIFORNIA: Search Engine giant Google has planned to reopen offices from July 6 for workers who want to work from the office.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai said that in the first phase, Google is targeting about 10% of its building capacity. “We want to ramp up to 30% capacity by September”, he said.
Similarly, Google has also given permission to its employees to expense up to $1000 for equipment and furniture, who want to continue working from home, CNET reported.
Google has been more vocal about employees returning to the workplace while other tech giants have touted permanent telecommuting options.
Earlier, Pichai had previously said most employees will work remotely for the rest of 2020.
He said that in all scenarios I expect us to need physical spaces to get people together, absolutely. We have a lot of growth planned ahead. He added, “So even if there is some course correction, I don’t think our existing footprint is going to be the issue.”
Google is making expansions to its headquarters in Mountain View, California.
The company is also investing in a large campus in San Jose, California, and a renovated building in New York City.
Pichai told Wired last week that remote working won’t affect those projects.
(With inputs from Agencies)