Following in the footsteps of Google, ride-hailing company, Uber, has announced the extension of its work-from-home (WFH) policy through June 2021.
However, employees may also choose to return to work from their offices if conditions allow the opening of offices before then.
Last month, tech giant, Google, allowed the vast majority of its 200,000-strong workforce to work from home through June 2021, without giving any indication of how things will play out beyond that.
Earlier, Amazon and Apple had asked their workers to return to working from office only in January, while Twitter had allowed employees to work from home “forever” if they so desired.
For Uber, the WFH policy extension comes at a time the Company is scaling down operations in Asia-Pacific.
In May, Uber had slashed 3,000 jobs and decided to close 45 offices globally, including its headquarters in Singapore. Last month, the Company had shut down its Mumbai office as a part of this decision.
Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO, Uber, had then stated that the Company would wind up its office in Singapore over the next 12 months, and move to a new “hub” in the Asia-Pacific region.
Having laid off 600 permanent employees across operations in India, in May, Uber insisted that the move to shut its Mumbai office will not impact existing jobs as employees have now shifted to WFH arrangements.