Twitter will allow most of its employees to work from home ‘forever’
- On Tuesday Twitter announced it will give most employees the option to work remotely permanently, two months after adopting a work from home model
- The tech giant touted itself as the first major company to allow such an option
- CEO Jack Dorsey emailed employees Tuesday informing that most offices won’t be opened before September due to coronavirus outbreak
- ‘Opening offices will be our decision. When and if our employees come back, will be theirs,’ a spokesperson for the company said
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Twitter announced Tuesday it will allow some employees to work remotely permanently, as the coronavirus outbreak forces companies to make unprecedented changes in offices across the globe.
The social media platform company said Tuesday it is the first major tech firm to allow staffers to work from home permanently, even after coronavirus lockdowns end.
CEO Jack Dorsey emailed employees Tuesday saying when offices do finally open their doors, staffers in positions that allow them to work remotely can continue to do so.
‘We’ve been very thoughtful in how we’ve approached this from the time we were one of the first companies to move to a work-from-home model. We’ll continue to be, and we’ll continue to put the safety of our people and communities first,’ a Twitter spokesman said.
Twitter announced Tuesday it will allow employees to work remotely permanently, as the coronavirus outbreak forces companies to make unprecedented changes in offices across the globe
All in-person events at Twitter have been cancelled for the remainder of the year.
‘Opening offices will be our decision. When and if our employees come back, will be theirs,’ a spokesperson for the company said.
Twitter was one of the first in the tech business to urge employees to work remotely when the coronavirus first emerged in the US in mid-March.
Back in March Twitter human resources boss Jennifer Christie said that the company would ‘never probably be the same’ in its work culture post-pandemic.
CEO Jack Dorsey emailed employees Tuesday saying when offices do finally open their doors, workers can choose to come in or continue working from afar. Twitter says most offices wont be opened before September
‘People who were reticent to work remotely will find that they really thrive that way. Managers who didn’t think they could manage teams that were remote will have a different perspective. I do think we won’t go back,’ she said.
The COVID-19 pandemic has infected over 1.3million in the US and killed over 81,000.
Other tech giants such as Facebook and Google have allowed most employees to work remotely through the end of the year.