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Twitter allows its employees to work from home ‘forever’

Social networking service Twitter has announced that its employees can continue working from home even after the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a statement, Twitter said they arrived at the decision after noting that the work-from-home measures during the lockdown had been a success.

READ ALSO: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey pledges KSh 100 billion towards COVID-19 fight

“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. 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,” Twitter said in a statement.

“If not, our offices will be their warm and welcoming selves, with some additional precautions, when we feel it’s safe to return,” it added.

The company also said that it won’t open its offices again before September as it looks at adding precautionary measures though not sure if the employees will return or choose to continue working from home.

“When we do decide to open offices, it also won’t be a snap back to the way it was before. It will be careful, intentional, office by office and gradual,” the company added.

Just like Twitter, other tech companies such as Google and Facebook have also extended work from home policies until the end of the year.

This comes a month after Dorsey pledged KSh 100 billion ($ 1 billion) to help fund relief efforts related to COVID-19 pandemic.

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Dorsey said the amount, which represents about 28% of his wealth, will be donated to his charity fund, Start Small LLC, which after the pandemic would train focus to universal basic income and girls’ health and education.

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