Amazon pitches a part-time return to the office as COVID restrictions ease

The company updates its return-to-work guidance to say that employees around the world will not be expected to return to the office full-time as the COVID lockdown lifts.

Amazon on Thursday issued updated return-to-work guidance, advising employees around the world that they will not be expected to return to the office full-time once. coronavirus Restrictions have been lifted in their area.

As first reported by the Seattle Times, which took an early look at the new guidelines, Amazon is expected to return to an office-focused work culture this fall, with a baseline of three days per week in the office. Corporate employees will have the option of working remotely from a home location for up to four weeks per year, with the expectation that those employees will still be in an office during that period.

“Our thinking is based on what we believe will be most beneficial to customers, while also trying to give employees more flexibility in their work environment and lives,” Amazon’s guidance reads.

The guidance comes as major tech companies are working to redefine their work cultures for the post-COVID era. Earlier this month, Apple CEO Tim Cook reportedly emailed employees asking them to return to the office in September, and three days in office This is exactly what Amazon is doing. Earlier this week, Facebook announced that it would soon support Full-time remote work as an option for all employees.

“We look forward to learning and hearing more with this updated guidance, and will continue to evolve,” Amazon’s blog reads.

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