Amazon will give employees the option to do their jobs from home until at least early October — extending its remote work guidance by several months.
The move by the Seattle tech giant provides a potential bellwether for other companies in the larger discussion about when and how to bring teams back to the office when the COVID-19 outbreak starts to fade.
“Employees who work in a role that can effectively be done from home are welcome to do so until at least October 2,” the company says in an updated internal policy page, viewed by GeekWire on Thursday. “We will continue to evaluate the situation and update this page as needed.”
However, the update notes that working from the office “may be another option” prior to that point, with precautions, in accordance with government guidelines in different locations around the world.
The update encourages employees to talk with their managers if they’re interested in working in the office. It adds that “leaders will be provided with resources so that they can tailor plans to meet the unique needs of their teams.”