REDMOND, Wash. - Microsoft told employees Thursday that it has indefinitely delayed their return to U.S. offices until it’s safer to do so.
"Given the uncertainty of COVID-19, we’ve decided against attempting to forecast a new date for a full reopening of our U.S. work sites," Jared Spataro, a corporate vice president, wrote in a blog post.
Microsoft had already postponed its planned return to the workplace from September to no earlier than Oct. 4, but now says the re-opening won’t be next month.
In this photo illustration a Microsoft logo seen displayed on a smartphone with stock market values in the background. (Photo Illustration by Omar Marques/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Microsoft employs about 181,000 full-time workers, of whom 103,000 are in the U.S.
Microsoft will wait for public health guidance on when it is safe to return, Spataro said. It will then give workers a 30-day transition period to prepare.
Last month Microsoft said it will require proof of vaccination for all employees, vendors and visitors to its U.S. offices starting this fall.
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