Apple giving corporate employees $1000 to spend on home office equipment as return-to-work delayed indefinitely
A leaked employee memo has revealed that Apple’s return-to-work plans have been pushed back indefinitely, with corporate employees set to receive $1000 to spend on home office equipment as Omicron COVID-19 cases continue to rise, causing three Apple Stores to close and the company to reintroduce its retail store mask mandate this week.
According to Zoë Schiffer of NBC News, Apple CEO Tim Cook told staff in a company memo that the date employees will be asked to return to offices is “yet to be determined” after Apple told staff in November that a new hybrid work scheme will begin in February 2022, that would see corporate staff in their offices for three days per week.
Omicron COVID-19 cases are continuing to rise across the world, with the US seeing the new strain spreading quickly in the lead up to the holidays.
BREAKING: Tim Cook just sent out an email delaying Apple’s return to work to a date “yet to be determined.” He also said the company is giving every corporate employee $1,000 to spend on home office equipment.
— Zoë Schiffer (@ZoeSchiffer) December 15, 2021
It is not clear as of yet how the new rules will affect employees working outside of Apple Park at the tech giant’s other corporate offices.