Google will keep its employees out of the office and working remotely for another year because of the persistent Covid-19 pandemic, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday.
Sundar Pichai, the CEO of both Google and parent company Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG), decided last week to keep its workforce under a work-from-home mandate until at least July 2021, the newspaper reported based on information provided by a source “familiar with the matter.” Pichai made his decision following a discussion in the internal group of top executives that’s known as Google Leads. A small number of staffers were informed by week’s end.
According to the WSJ, the decision will affect up to 200,000 Alphabet employees and contractors worldwide. The Business Journal’s research puts the global workforce of Mountain View, California-based Google alone at about 120,000 employees with approximately 25,000 of them working in Silicon Valley.
Google employs about 1,300 in Colorado and has a large presence in Boulder.