19 major companies that have announced employees can work remotely long-term

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai.

 

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American Express extended its temporary remote work policy until June 30, 2021, in a September 10 statement. The company is still reopening its offices in phases — the announcement allows colleagues the choice to keep working from home.
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Source: American Express

On August 26, Airbnb extended its work-from-home policy until the end of August 2021. They are offering a $500 stipend to employees for home office equipment, along with a $500 quarterly credit to use specifically on Airbnbs.
Brian Chesky Airbnb CEO
Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky.

Source: Airbnb

Earlier this summer, outdoor retailer REI announced that it is selling its brand new, unused 8-acre corporate campus in Bellevue, Washington. In an August 12 statement, CEO Eric Artz said the company will "lean into remote working as an engrained, supported, and normalized model" for employees.
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The REI Seattle campus that shuttered before it opened.

Source: Business Insider, REI, CNN

Uber told employees that they could work from home through June 2021 on August 4. Employees will also receive a $500 stipend to set up a home office.
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Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi.

Source: Business Insider

Microsoft, which is based in Redmond, Washington, plans to begin reopening offices in January 2021, even though it previously planned to reopen in October.
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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.

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In April, Zillow CEO Rich Barton announced plans to work from home through the end of 2020. The company has since extended that indefinitely. On July 29, the company announced it would offer employees the ability to work from home permanently.
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Zillow is a real estate database.

Source: Housing Wire, Zillow

Google originally said employees would return to its San Francisco Bay Area base on July 6, 2020, then pushed that date to September. Now, Google is extending its employee work-from-home policy through June 2021.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai
Google CEO Sundar Pichai.

Source: Business Insider, Wall Street Journal

Reuters, the international news organization, told employees they can work from home until January 2021.
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A Reuters sign in New York City.

Source: Talking Biz News

Twitter, based in San Francisco, told employees in May that they could work from home indefinitely. The company suspended business travel and in-person events for the rest of 2020.
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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.

Source: Business Insider

Square, which is also led by Twitter's Jack Dorsey, adopted a similar policy around the same time and will allow employees to work from home indefinitely, even after offices reopen.
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Square CEO Jack Dorsey (R) demonstrates the Square payment system in 2013.

Source: Business Insider

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told employees in late May that many would be able to work from home indefinitely, and plans to keep staff remote through 2020.
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Source: New York Times

Salesforce announced in May that it will give all employees an option to work from home through 2020, even as its 160 locations worldwide open on different timelines.
Marc Benioff Salesforce
Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff.

Source: Business Insider

Seattle-based Amazon will allow employees to work from home through January 8, 2021, which was recently extended from October.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

Source: Business Insider

Spotify told employees worldwide that they may continue working from home until 2021. Each office will open according to government guidelines city-by-city.
FILE PHOTO: A smartphone and a headset are seen in front of a screen projection of Spotify logo, in this picture illustration taken April 1, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo
Spotify is a music streaming service.

Source: Variety

Japanese electronic giant Hitachi also allowed employees to work from home amid the pandemic, and committed to having 70% of its employees work from home permanently.
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Hitachi CEO Toshiaki Higashihara.

Source: CNN

Coinbase, a cryptocurrency exchange company based in the Bay Area, will make working from home a permanent arrangement. CEO Brian Armstrong announced in May that the company will offer office space for those who would like it following lockdown, but most roles will remain remote.
Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong
Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong.

Source: Coinbase

Mastercard does not plan to implement a formal return to the office anytime soon. In May, it said employees can remain remote until they are comfortable returning.
FILE PHOTO: A Mastercard logo is seen on a credit card in this picture illustration August 30, 2017.   REUTERS/Thomas White/Illustration/File Photo
A Mastercard credit card.

Source: Reuters

Research company Nielsen plans to convert its New York City offices into meeting spaces for employees as they continue to work from home even after the pandemic passes.
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Nielsen CEO David Kenny.

Source: New York Times

Nationwide Insurance announced in May that it plans to downsize from 20 physical offices to just four following the pandemic. The majority of the company's employees will continue to work from home permanently.
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Source: Fortune

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