Indefinite Work From Home For 1.5 Lakh Google Employees; Work From Office Postponed
In a twist of events, Google has suddenly declared work from home for all 1.5 lakh employees, for an indefinite period.
Since IT companies were opening their offices and had started calling their employees back to office, this sudden announcement by Google is a surprise.
The new variant of coronavirus: Omicron is the reason it seems.
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Indefinite Work From Home For All Google Employees
Earlier, Google had asked all their employees to come back to the office by January 10th.
This move has been suddenly cancelled, as Google has now announced that there will be indefinite work from home for all 1.5 lakh employees.
Alphabet, the parent company of Google, informed this new development to all employees, which was first reported by Insider.
This means that all Google employees will now keep on working from home, for an indefinite period, unless Google changes its stand.
Omicron Virus Is The Cause
Alphabet, in their note to all employees, has informed that amidst growing concern of Omicron variant of coronavirus, they have postponed the decision to call back all employees to office.
Omicron, the newly discovered coronavirus variant that originated in South Africa, has forced the entire world to be alert and extra cautious since this variant’s infection rate is fast, and can impact a large population, or can trigger a 3rd wave.
Indian Govt has already postponed their decision to resume normal international flights, due to the same reason.
However, in Google’s case, around 40% employees had already returned back to their respective offices, and had ended work from home.
In India, most of the IT companies, including TCS and Infosys have started calling back their employees to their base locations, and it’s expected that 60-70% IT employees are now working in offices.
It would be interesting to see how Indian IT companies react to the growing concern of Omicorn