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From Feb 28 Microsoft to be fully reopening its offices

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            Microsoft plans to build offices in Washington state and the San Francisco Bay Area by the end of this month.

According to Chief Marketing Officer Chris Capossela’s blog, the firm will reopen for in-person work on February 28. According to the firm, the decision was made as a consequence of “improved local health measures”, such as declining COVID-19 hospitalizations and fatalities and high vaccination rates.

In September, Microsoft postponed its October 4 return-to-work plans indefinitely, affecting over 103,000 US employees. The corporation has been following a staged return-to-work approach. The newest relocation is the company’s sixth and last step, and it plans to reopen the remainder of its U.S. locations as soon as conditions permit.

Capossela listed numerous grounds for the return-to-work decision in Washington in the article, including high immunisation rates, reducing hospitalizations and fatalities, and consistent local COVID-19 testing.

“As of Feb 8, 2022, 83.8 percent of eligible King County citizens — where the majority of our Washington state workers live — had finished their vaccination series, and 91.6 percent had gotten at least one dose”, Capossela said in a blog post.

Microsoft stated that in the next weeks, it will be more flexible with employees, allowing them to request changes to their work site, location, or hours for a more hybrid working schedule. All staff will have 30 days from February 28 to make the necessary changes.

It should be highlighted that Microsoft will be one of the first large technology businesses to return to in-person labour. Meta postponed its plans until March 28 due to an increase in instances caused by the omicron version. Amazon and Google have also postponed their deadlines, while Apple has extended its deadline indefinitely.

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