Twitter announces employees will be allowed to work from home ‘permanently’

May 13, 2020

Twitter will allow its employees to work from home “permanently”, chief executive officer Jack Dorsey said in a company-wide email Tuesday.

The company was “one of the first companies to go to a work-from-home model” due to Covid-19.

“We were uniquely positioned to respond quickly and allow folks to work from home given our emphasis on decentralization and supporting a distributed workforce capable of working from anywhere. 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,” the company said.

Twitter has “strongly encouraged” working from home since 2 March and mandated employees to work from home starting 11 March. Employees who prefer to work remotely can now do so indefinitely.

There have been nearly 70,000 cases of coronavirus in California since 1 March, and 2,847 deaths. Of those nearly 70,000 cases, 1,974 occurred in San Francisco, where Twitter is based.

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