Employees at Twitter will be able to work from home on a permanent basis.
In an email to staff, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said workers whose functions do not require in-person operations would be able to continue to work remotely indefinitely, even after the coronavirus lockdown ends, reported BuzzFeed News.
The tech giant was one of the first companies to have staff temporarily work from home at the start of the pandemic in early March.
“We were uniquely positioned to respond quickly and allow folks to work from home given our emphasis on decentralization and supporting a distributed workforce capable of working from anywhere,” a spokesperson told NBC News.
“The past few months have proven we can make that work,” the spokesperson continued. “So if our employees are in a role and situation that enables them to work from home and they want to continue to do so forever, we will make that happen. If not, our offices will be their warm and welcoming selves, with some additional precautions, when we feel it’s safe to return.”
In the email, Dorsey indicated it would be unlikely for Twitter to reopen offices before September, with all business travel suspended as well. In addition, Twitter will not host any in-person events for the remainder of 2020.
“Opening offices will be our decision,” the spokesperson added. “When and if our employees come back, will be theirs.”
Twitter’s announcement comes after Facebook and Google revealed they would allow their employees to continue working from home until the end of the year.
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