Apple already owns delayed the date there is a new timeline where it will ask its employees to return to physical offices from September to October, January to February: to be determined.
Apple CEO Tim Cook told his employees in a message displayed by The New York Times on Wednesday that the company is postponing the return to a hybrid work plan “to an “undetermined date”.
He said the decision was made due to the rise of the coronavirus around the world. infectious Omicron variant. Mr. Cook also said the company will provide an additional $1,000 to each employee to help equip their home offices.
The company confirmed the postponement but declined to comment further.
The news is based on Apple’s Miami, Annapolis, Md. and three Ottawa retail stores temporarily closed amid a series of positive tests and exposure spikes among employees working at those stores.
Unlike other big tech companies like Facebook, which allow employees to request to work from home permanently, Apple has claimed that it wants its employees to return to the office at least part-time when it’s safe. This led to conflict with some of his employees who struggled with this plan over the summer. a fight that grew into a broader activism movement At a company called AppleToo.
With its new uncertain timeline, Apple growing list of other companies they have succumbed to the unpredictable tides of the pandemic by setting specific return dates.