Concurrent with Google’s announcement of a vaccination obligation ahead of returning to the office, Apple is delaying the return of employees from home until further notice, giving each employee a $ 1,000 bonus
Apple CEO Tim Cook announced the postponement of the office return plan in an email distributed yesterday (Wednesday) to all Apple employees, announcing that each of them would receive a $ 1,000 bonus, for equipment needed for work from home.
Apple’s move comes in the wake of rising Corona infections, and growing concern about the Omicron variant. Earlier this week, Apple reinstated the obligation to wear masks in all of its stores across the United States, and even closed some of them located in outbreak centers.
Since the outbreak of the Corona plague, companies like Amazon and Uber, for example, have postponed the return to office plan several times, with each new outbreak or new variant. Apple is also not the only one giving a bonus of a thousand dollars to its employees for work from home – both Google and Facebook took a similar step earlier in the epidemic.
Google’s management released a memo this week among more than 150,000 of its employees in the United States, in which it requires everyone to present full vaccination certificates against the corona by mid-January, or they will lose their salaries and even be fired along the way.
Google’s strict guidelines come in the wake of President Joe Biden’s health ordinance regarding mandatory vaccination rules in large workplaces. Under the presidential decree, large U.S. companies with more than 100 employees must ensure by Jan. 18 that all of their employees will be fully vaccinated, or will regularly present inspection credentials.