Amazon will allow its employees who can work from home to allow them to do so until June 2021. Amazon’s corporate employees have been working from home since March, and the company previously stated that employees could work from home until January.
“We continue to prioritize the health of our employees and follow local government directions,” an Amazon spokesperson said in an email to Reuters. “Employees who play a role that can be effectively performed from home are invited to do so until June 30, 2021”.
“Amazon has invested significant funds and resources to keep those who choose to come to the office safe through physical distancing, deep cleansing, temperature control, and providing face covers and hand sanitizer,” said the spokesperson. .
Apple, Facebook and Uber have also extended their work from internal policies until at least early 2021. Twitter it allowed employees to work from home indefinitely. Google announced several months ago that it will continue to allow employees to work from home until July 2021.
Amazon’s blue-collar warehouse employees continued to work at the e-commerce company’s facilities in the United States, Reuters noted. Some staff members, elected officials and unions in recent months have said that Amazon put employees’ health at risk by keeping warehouses open during the pandemic.
Amazon has extended the work-from-home period for its employees until June 2021.
- Amazon will allow its employees to work from home until June 2021.
- Amazon had previously said employees could work from home until January 2021.
- Amazon says it has invested funds to keep the office safe through physical distances, deep cleanings, and temperature checks.