June 9, 2023

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Google won’t reopen offices until July 2021


James Martin/CNET

Google won’t reopen offices for many employees amid the coronavirus pandemic until next summer. CEO Sundar Pichai on Monday told employees that the search giant will extend its work from home option through June 30, 2021 for roles that don’t need to be in an office. 

The move was earlier reported by the Wall Street Journal and will impact nearly all of Google’s roughly 200,000 full-time and contract employees.

Earlier this month, Google delayed the reopening of its US offices after coronavirus cases surged in several states. CEO Sundar Pichai previously said the search giant would start bringing workers back beginning July 6, but an internal memo said its offices will remain closed until Sept. 7 at the earliest. 

Like many companies, Google employees have been working from home to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. Back in May, Pichai told employees that they’ll likely work remotely for the rest of 2020. The Google CEO reportedly made the decision to further push back opening offices last week, in part due to uncertainty around schools years

More to come. 

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