It’s a good time to work for Shopify, as the company is giving employees $1,000 to help them make the transition to working from home.
As the coronavirus pandemic spreads around the country and globe, Shopify has joined the ranks of tech companies instructing their employees to work from home. The company made the announcement in a tweet:
As COVID-19 continues to impact people and countries around the world, Shopify will be going remote first starting March 16th. Working from home will help play a part in reducing the spread of the virus, and hopefully lessen its potentially huge burden on the healthcare system.
— Shopify (@Shopify) 3/11/20
According to Business Insider sources, the company is going a step further by giving all of its employees $1,000 to buy what they need to help furnish and set up their work-from-home space. It’s unclear how the company is doing this, whether in the form of a bonus or strictly by reimbursement. The company is also allowing employees to take home whatever office equipment they need to work from home.
Numerous companies have already announced work-from-home plans, and in the wake of President Trump’s address Wednesday night, that number is likely to grow.