CEO Sundar Pichai has informed employees that eligible jobs will continue remotely through June 2021.
As the coronavirus pandemic forced companies to send workers home, many wondered when things would return to normal. As initial measures to contain the pandemic seemed to make headway, companies began setting target dates to return to onsite work.
Google had initially stated it would reopen offices on July 6, before pushing that back to September 7. Now, in a note the Wall Street Journal has gained access to, Pichai has said that any job not requiring onsite access will remain remote through June 30, 2021.
“I know it hasn’t been easy,” Mr. Pichai wrote in the note. “I hope this will offer the flexibility you need to balance work with taking care of yourselves and your loved ones over the next 12 months.”
Although a small number of roles require onsite access, the vast majority of Google’s roles allow for remote work. This makes the company one of the largest to extend work from home policies this far into the future.