Apple CEO Tim Cook told employees that they will need to spend at least one day each week in the office by April 11. And it will extend that time to three days per week by May 23.
“For many of you, I know that returning to the office represents a long-awaited milestone and a positive sign that we can engage more fully with the colleagues who play such an important role in our lives,” Cook wrote in the email. “For others, it may also be an unsettling change.”
“In the coming weeks and months, we have an opportunity to combine the best of what we have learned about working remotely with the irreplaceable benefits of in-person collaboration,” the message continues. “It is as important as ever that we support each other through this transition, through the challenges we face as a team and around the world.”
Like many companies, Apple had scheduled several return-to-office dates in the past but was thwarted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic caused by the unvaccinated. With the new schedule, employees will need to work from the office at least one day per week by April 11. And then at least two days per week by May 2. And three days per week by May 23.
Additionally, Apple’s employees will get an additional month of work from home time this year as part of a pilot program that could transition into a permanent perk. s
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