apple, which was already delay in return of employees From September through October to January through February in physical offices, there’s a new timeline: to be determined.
Apple CEO Tim Cook told employees in a message seen by The New York Times on Wednesday that the company is delaying the return to hybrid work “to a date yet to be determined.”
He said that the decision was taken due to the increase of coronavirus across the world, due to which Infectious Omicron Version, Mr. Cook also said the company would provide an additional $1,000 to each employee to help equip the home offices.
The company confirmed the postponement but declined to comment further.
The news came on the heels of Apple temporarily closing three retail stores in Miami, Annapolis, MD and Ottawa, amid positive tests and exposure to employees at those stores.
Unlike other big tech companies like Facebook, which have allowed employees to request to work from home permanently, Apple has maintained that it wants its employees to return to the office at least part-time when it does. be safe to do. This has sparked conflict with some of its employees, who contested the plan over the summer, a conflict that developed into AppleToo, a mass activist movement Company.
With its new indefinite timeline, Apple a . joined in Growing list of companies Those who have succumbed to the unpredictable ups and downs of the pandemic by eliminating specific return dates.