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Twitter just told employees they can work from home permanently

Aaron Holmes   

Twitter just told employees they can work from home permanently
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  • Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey told employees in an email Tuesday that they can keep working from home indefinitely, even after COVID-19 related lockdowns end.
  • Dorsey also said Twitter is unlikely to reopen its offices until September at the earliest, BuzzFeed News first reported.
  • It's one of the most generous work-from-home policies put forward by a major tech company in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Other tech companies including Amazon, Microsoft, and Facebook have told employees that they can keep working from home until the fall of 2020.
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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey told employees Tuesday that they'll be allowed to work from home indefinitely, even after COVID-19 shutdowns are lifted, BuzzFeed News first reported.

Dorsey also reportedly said that Twitter's offices won't be reopened until September at the earliest. Twitter first told employees to start working from home in March. The offer doesn't extend to employees whose jobs mandate that they return to the office, like those tasked with server maintenance.

Other major tech companies have announced lenient work-from-home plans, but few go as far as Twitter. Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and Amazon have all told employees that they can keep working from home through the fall even if their offices reopen sooner.

Even before the COVID-19 outbreak, Dorsey voiced plans to encourage a "distributed workforce" with more remote employees living outside San Francisco, where the company is headquartered.

"I don't fear any slowness as we work to distribute our workforce now, and I do think we have to build a company that's not entirely dependent on San Francisco," Dorsey said during a February earnings call. "As we look forward we're reaching a talent pool that expects a lot more remote work, … we should be building our company around that. I haven't made any plans just yet for this year, but I do expect that I will travel."

A Twitter spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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