Twitter to let some employees to work from home permanently

FILE PHOTO: The Twitter App masses on an iPhone on this illustration {photograph} taken in Los Angeles, California, U.S., July 22, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Blake

(Reuters) – Twitter Inc (TWTR.N

) on Tuesday grew to become the primary main tech firm to enable employees who can work remotely to achieve this indefinitely, because the coronavirus outbreak forces unprecedented adjustments in work tradition internationally.

The pandemic, which has contaminated greater than 4.2 million folks globally to date, has led to strict lockdowns in most international locations and altered the way in which companies perform, with work-from-home rising as the brand new norm.

The social media firm mentioned it won’t re-open most places of work earlier than September and employees can select whether or not or not to come to the amenities. BuzzFeed first reported Twitter’s transfer.

Twitter mentioned it won’t have enterprise travels earlier than September, with only a few exceptions, and no in-person firm occasions for the remainder of 2020.

Tech giants like Facebook Inc (FB.O) and Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google have allowed most of their employees to work remotely till the tip of this yr.

Reporting by Munsif Vengattil in Bengaluru; Editing by Ramakrishnan M.