Amazon plans to have its employees return to the office by fall as the tech giant transitions away from the remote work it implemented for many workers because of the coronavirus pandemic
The company had previously given its return-to-office date as June 30, but questions remained as to whether the company would allow some of its 60,000 Seattle-area office employees to continue working from home part time.
The Seattle Times reports the company told employees Tuesday it is planning a “return to an office-centric culture as our baseline.”
Amazon and Microsoft were among the first large companies to mostly shutter their main offices in the Seattle area during the first COVID-19 outbreak in March 2020.
Microsoft had previously said it would begin bringing workers back to its suburban Seattle global headquarters on March 29
Seattle-based Zillow announced last summer that it will give its roughly 5,400 employees nationwide the option to work remotely for good.