Coronavirus prompts majority of Google's staff to say home until 2021
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Google on Friday confirmed to FOX Business the majority of the tech giant's employees will be working from home until 2021.
Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google and parent company Alphabet, initially told employees in an April email they could expect to return to the office for work by June 1.
Pichai said during a Thursday meeting, however, only employees who need to return to the office can do so in June or July, but the majority of Google's other employees will likely work from home until next year, according to The Information.
COMPANIES HIRING WORK-FROM-HOME JOBS DURING CORONAVIRUS
Google, like many other media companies, announced it would undergo a hiring freeze and cut its marketing budget by 50 percent in the second half of the year as it grapples with a steep decline in ad revenue, MarketWatch reported.
A number of tech giants have extended employee work-from-home policies.