After Google, Facebook, and Twitter, now Intel has announced that its employees in Israel and around the world will have the option to continue to work from home until June 2021.
Intel stated that it would like to see a gradual return of employees to its campuses, but due to the current situation it will allow those employees interested in doing so to continue to work remotely.
The Company will also launch a programme that will allow parents to request reimbursement for childcare or remote-schooling expenses during the next school year, should schools remain closed. Employees will also be able to request financial assistance for the care of elderly parents. The reimbursement will amount to up to $300 a month for general employees and $150 a month for student employees.
Employees will be offered reimbursements of up to $500 for the purchase of home office equipment and up to $30 a month for work-related communication and internet expenses.
In Israel, Intel has a 13,700-strong workforce across three development centres in Haifa, Jerusalem, and Petah Tikva, as well as a manufacturing plant in the southern town of Kiryat Gat and several additional locations across the country. Employees of Intel subsidiary, Mobileye, are excluded from the policy.
Ninety per cent of Intel employees in Israel are currently working from home, including factory workers whose roles do not require their on-site presence