Amazon extends work from home option till June
By Kanishka Singh (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc on Tuesday told employees whose work can be done from home that they can do so until June, extending the timeline on a return to office due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 'Employees who work in a role that can effectively be done from home are welcome to do so until June 30, 2021', an Amazon spokeswoman said in an emailed statement on Tuesday, adding the guidance is applicable globally. Amazon had earlier allowed that option until January.
By Kanishka Singh
(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc
"Employees who work in a role that can effectively be done from home are welcome to do so until June 30, 2021", an Amazon spokeswoman said in an emailed statement on Tuesday, adding the guidance is applicable globally.
Amazon had earlier allowed that option until January.
The development comes less than three weeks after the world's largest online retailer said more than 19,000 of its U.S. frontline workers contracted the coronavirus this year.
Some staff, elected officials and unions in recent months have said that Amazon put employees' health at risk by keeping warehouses open during the pandemic.
"We have invested significant funds and resources to keep those who choose to come to the office safe through physical distancing, deep cleaning, temperature checks, and by providing face coverings and hand sanitizer," the Amazon spokeswoman said on Tuesday.
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Other tech giants have extended the work from home option for their employees with Microsoft Corp
(Reporting by Kanishka Singh; Editing by Amy Caren Daniel)
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