Amazon headquarters will be vacant on March 10, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. In response to the Corona virus outbreak, Amazon recommended that all employees in its Seattle office work from home, thus leaving most of the city vacant.
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CNBC on Tuesday confirmed that Amazon will allow employees who can work from home until June 2021.
“We continue to prioritize the health of our employees and follow local government guidelines,” an Amazon spokesman said in a statement. “Employees who have work that can be done effectively from home can continue that work from home until June 30, 2021.”
The news of the extended works from the housing policy was first reported Bloomberg.
Amazon is following in the footsteps of many technology companies that have expanded their operations from home policy until early 2021, including Apple, Facebook and Uber. Twitter has allowed employees to work “forever” from home if they wish.
The move pushes back the deadline for Amazon corporate employees who have been working from home since March to return to work. Company Said before Employees can work from home until January.
Amazon’s complementary operations during epidemics have acted as an essential business, for which warehouse staff and distribution drivers are required to report to work. The topic has caused controversy for Amazon as lawmakers and labor groups have criticized the company’s conduct of leading employees in the midst of the corona virus crisis.
As of Tuesday, the United States had more than 8.2 million corona virus cases and at least 220,649 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University data.