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Google will hand out thousands of dollars for staff who are working remotely until the end of the year due to the pandemic coronavirus. This is stated in the message of the General Director of the Corporation Sundar Pichai.
He noted that the payments should go to the purchase of equipment or furniture that will help employees to work comfortably from home. Google is one of the first employees transferred to the remote mode. Now the offices will be opened gradually. In July, the workload should reach 10 percent, and in September – 30.
At the first stage employees will begin to come into the office only once a week. The premises are adhered to strict safeguards to ensure principles of social distancing. For those whose presence in the workplace is not strictly necessary, return to the office will be on a voluntary basis until the end of the year.
Previously, experts suggested to compensate for the Russian workers of the costs, such as expenses for electricity or for the purchase of the software.
Video, photo All from Russia.