Coronavirus: Google and Facebook push back to the opening of office until 2021
Most 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.
Sundar Pichai, CEO of Alphabet (Google’s parent company), told employees that they will likely work from home for the rest of 2020, according to information confirmed by Google. 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.
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 working from home until 2021.
Mark Zuckerberg, the group’s boss, had already announced last month that his group would not hold rallies of more than 50 people until July 2021 at best.