Google to begin reopening offices in July

Daniel Fowler
May 29, 2020

"Assuming external conditions allow, we will begin opening more buildings in more cities". Aside from that, Alphabet Inc. -owned Google LLC.

CEO Sundar Pichai said employees will return on a rotating basis, at about 10% building occupancy. They are said to receive a grant of $1,000 to purchase office furniture or other much-needed items to work in their own four walls, as company boss Sundar Pichai said on Tuesday.

The company had asked its employees to work from home in the month of March as a precautionary measure against the coronavirus.

From the beginning of July, Google wants to gradually return to the old normal and reopen the first offices.

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Earlier that same day, he had appeared before a House committee, without a mask, to make the case for his resolution to end Gov. Under the law, they were required to rehire all their laid-off workers despite being closed or limited to takeout and delivery.

Nearly all Google employees will work from home for the rest of 2020, and Google will do what it can - including giving each employee $1,000 - to make this new arrangement more agreeable. Google will give this amount to the employees for the expenditure on necessary equipment during work from home. A worker may only come in once every two weeks, Pichai said.

According to Pichai, CEO of Google on this matter, if the circumstances are favorable, then by moving the rotation system, Google will achieve 30% office capacity by September.

"At the same time, we are very familiar with distributed work as we have many offices around the world and open-minded about the lessons we'll learn through this period", he wrote. So employees who are not required in the office can continue working from home till the end of this year.

The company wants "to develop more overall flexibility" for its employees while considering their preferences. "Our campuses are created to allow for collaboration and community, in fact, some of our greatest innovations were the result of casual office meetings, and it is clear that this is something that many of us do not want to miss", he wrote.

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