Twitter says many employees may work remotely 'forever'

Twitter has said its most offices will remain closed at least until September

The allowance for remote work supplies has also been increased to $1,000 for all workers.

The new option is for those employees who do not need to be physically present in office for certain roles that can not be done from homes.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is donating $15 million to San Francisco's coronavirus relief fund, some of which will go toward illegal immigrants, according to Mayor London Breed.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey broke the news to employees in an email. It shut down its offices back in March because of the pandemic and these few months have proven that this model can work. "So if our employees are in a role and situation that enable them to work from home and they want to continue to do so forever, we will make that happen", Twitter said in a statement to USA Today.

In case there was any doubt as to what had transpired, Dorsey hopped on a platform he does understand - Twitter - to clear things up. But if the employees choose to come back, the offices will be as welcoming as they were before.

Back in February 2019, Jack Dorsey reportedly embraced the idea of Work from Home for his employees and expressed his dissatisfaction that so numerous company's employees are based out of San Francisco. Google and Facebook have also made a decision to allow most of their workforce to stay home and work through the end of this year.

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E-commerce major Amazon India has also allowed its employees to work from home till October.

This move brings to light Apple's focus on in-person interaction and hands-on product development. As March and April wore on, many states implemented stay-at-home orders that shuttered all non-essential businesses, effectively forcing anyone who could work from home to do so.

But perhaps the move taken on by the majority of tech companies in the age of the coronavirus signals a change in the way we define "work" and further blurs the line between "home" and "office".

Jennifer Christie, Twitter's head of human resources, said if employees were in a position to work from home and they wanted to continue to do so "forever", Twitter would "make it possible".



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