Amazon postpones return to offices to January 2022
Amazon determined that workers who were supposed to return to offices from September 7th would, should comeback from January 3rd of next year. This instruction applies to the US and other countries not specified by the company.
“We will continue to follow the advice of local authorities and work closely with the best health professionals, taking advice and recommendations to ensure that workplaces are best suited to safeguarding the safety of our employees,” he said.
The decision by the Seattle-based company comes after Microsoft also postponed its return to offices until early October, with the possibility of extending until January for employees caring for vulnerable people or parents of children who cannot be vaccinated. .
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Today, asset manager BlackRock and Wells Fargo bank, who wanted all of their employees to gradually return to the office from September, also announced that they would push back the deadline until early October.
All these decisions come at a time when the number of cases of people infected with covid-19 is increasing and local authorities are taking new measures of restriction.
Some companies like Disney forced some employees to get the vaccine.
Following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which again advised the use of masks indoors, retail trade groups such as Walmart asked employees to go back to using facial protection.