Amazon’s Seattle headquarters is more likely to be so much emptier than typical till the autumn, based on a brand new report from the Seattle Times. The e-commerce large has reportedly advised company employees that they’ve the choice of working from residence “at the least till October 2nd.” As a part of a dedication to implement social distancing and stopping the unfold of COVID-19, Amazon advised the paper it was additionally working to guard those that do are available to the workplace.
Jeff Bezos’ mega-corporation added that it was handing out grants and reliefs to small companies that sit within the shadow of its South Lake Union and Bellevue campuses. And Amazon’s CFO has mentioned that, regardless of the shelter-in-place orders, progress on new Amazon units, providers and content material, has not slowed down. That stands in distinction to the expertise in Amazon’s distribution community, the place staff have been advised that in the event that they wish to stay at residence, they need to request a go away of absence.