Twitter, Square Tells Employees to Work From Home Forever

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey told his employees that they might continue working from home permanently. Dorsey has also made a significant donation in fighting COVID-19 Pandemic. The CEO announced on Twitter that he would donate $1 billion to help fight COVID-19 Pandemic.

Dorsey is also the CEO of Square, which is an American financial service and mobile payment company based in San Francisco, California. After announcing that Twitter employees can continue working from home, Dorsey also extended the same opportunity to his Square employees.

“Why pull just from Square and not Twitter? Simply: I own a lot more Square. And I’ll need to pace the sales over some time. The impact this money will have should benefit both companies over the long-term because it’s helping the people we want to serve,” Dorsey wrote in a tweet.

The COVID-19 Pandemic has completely changed the way business operates. Previous to COVID-19, very few companies were supporting Work From Home policy. The COVID-19 lockdown forced the companies to operate remotely to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Employees and management quickly adjusted to the work from home arrangement.

“Twitter was one of the first companies to go to a work from home model in the face of Covid-19, but we don’t anticipate being one of the first to return to offices,” Chief Human Resources Officer at Twitter, Jennifer Christie had written in an official blog post.

“The past few months have proven we can make that work. So if our employees are in a role and situation that enables them to work from home and they want to continue to do so forever, we will make that happen. If not, our offices will be their warm and welcoming selves, with some additional precautions, when we feel it’s safe to return.” she had said in her blog post.

Facebook has also joined this permanent work from home trend along with other tech giants. Facebook may have about 50 percent of its employees working from home in the next five to ten years, CEO, Mark Zuckerberg said in a public video.

Many other major tech companies such as Google, Microsoft have also altered their work from home policies following the Covid-19 crisis.

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