Coronavirus: Google Orders All North American Staff To Work From Home

Coronavirus: Google Orders All North American Staff To Work From Home

Coronavirus: Google Orders All North American Staff To Work From Home

The company said on Wednesday Posting a blog While most full-time employees and contractors already have sick leave, Google is still working with some companies to contract with their employees.

All 11 of Google's offices in the United States and Canada have been affected by the new Home Office policy, with the San Francisco Bay Area and NY offices being upgraded from a volunteer in-home environment.

On Tuesday, the Silicon Valley-based search giant sent out a memo to its employees informing them that it was changing its policies to recommend all workers who are able to work remotely do so until at least April 10, sources familiar with the matter said.

In addition, Google has announced a COVID-19 fund that allows all temporary workers and sellers to take paid sick leave if they have symptoms of the virus or were unable to come to work.

Paytm had asked its Gurugram staff to work from home.

Apple and Facebook have also issued similar instructions to their staff in certain locations. The company's offices will remain open for staff that can not perform their duties remotely, according to Business Insider. Alphabet's high executives together with CEO Sundar Pichai and CFO Ruth Porat urged staff to keep motivated to run Google's global infrastructure amid sweeping adjustments and fears across the virus unfold, # reported final week.

Last week, Facebook, shut down its London offices after one of its employees tested positive for the coronavirus codenamed COVID-19 by the World Health Organization.

"To serve our users and keep our products running, some work, performed by Google employees, temporary staff and vendors alike, can only be done by people physically present at offices", the spokesperson said. It's unclear how many people the company employs in North America alone.

According to the chief of the HR-Twitter, Jennifer Christie, was taken this step in order to minimize contact between employees and reduce the risk of transmission of the virus Covid-19. In a weblog publish, the social media large stated it was once necessary for staff in Hong Kong, Japan and South Korea to work remotely.

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