Corporate News Update: Twitter has suspended almost all employee business travel and all of its in-person events until 2021.
By Simranjeet Kaur
Twitter is the first tech company to make work from home forever for its employees. Jack Dorsey noted in the email that employees will be “allowed to work from home permanently, even after the coronavirus pandemic lockdown passes, he did clarify that jobs that require “physical presence” such as maintaining servers and so on would still need employees to come to the office.
Twitter has suspended almost all employee business travel and all of its in-person events until 2021. It is also giving employees increased allowances to buy home office supplies including desks and desk chairs.
The change comes as companies across the tech industry are weighing how to manage their offices in the coming months. Both Google and Facebook have already extended their work from home policies into 2021. Amazon has extended its work from home policy until at least this year October.
Major corporations will readily adopt Twitter’s model for the following benefits. Management realizes that their employees are happier now most importantly that they don’t have to endure long, tedious and stressful commutes. Employers have noticed that their staff operated relatively efficiently and effectively during work from home.
Twitter’s headquarters is based in San Francisco where, in April, Mayor London Breed extended the city’s shelter-in-place orders through the end of May. Meanwhile, Governor Gavin Newsom has taken steps toward slowly reopening the state, allowing some retailers to start curbside pickup services. Los Angeles, where half of the state’s Covid-19 deaths have occurred, announced on Tuesday it would probably extend its shelter-in-place order another three months.
There have been nearly 70,000 cases of coronavirus in California since 1 March, and 2,847 deaths. Of those nearly 70,000 cases, 1,974 occurred in San Francisco, where Twitter is based.