Amazon employees can work from home through June 2021

    Amazon had previously said workers could stay home until early 2021 and has now extended that time to June 2021. 
    By: BLOOMBERG
    | Updated on: Oct 21 2020, 10:30 IST
    “Employees who work in a role that can effectively be done from home are welcome to do so until June 30, 2021,
    “Employees who work in a role that can effectively be done from home are welcome to do so until June 30, 2021," an Amazon spokesperson said in an email.  (REUTERS)
    “Employees who work in a role that can effectively be done from home are welcome to do so until June 30, 2021,
    “Employees who work in a role that can effectively be done from home are welcome to do so until June 30, 2021," an Amazon spokesperson said in an email.  (REUTERS)

    Amazon will let corporate employees work from home through June 2021, the latest company to push back re-opening offices as Covid-19 cases surge again across the US.

    “We continue to prioritise the health of our employees and follow local government guidance,” an Amazon spokeswoman said in an email. “Employees who work in a role that can effectively be done from home are welcome to do so until June 30, 2021.”

    The Seattle-based company had previously said workers could stay home until early 2021. Uncertainty around school re-openings -- and abrupt closures tied to coronavirus outbreaks -- has complicated the return to work for parents of school-aged children.

    Also Read: Microsoft to allow some employees to work from home permanently

    Google announced several months ago that it will continue letting employees work from home until July 2021. Facebook, Twitter and Square are among the technology companies that have told some staff members they may move to remote work permanently if they choose.

    Amazon “has 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 spokeswoman said.

    Amazon's largely blue-collar warehouse employees have continued working at the e-commerce company's facilities around the country, prompting concerns about safety and stirring labor strife within the company.

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    First Published Date: 21 Oct, 10:30 IST
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