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Internet Giants to Staff: Plan to Work From Home for 2020

  • Google exec says science drives decision to return to offices
  • 95% of Google employees worldwide are working from home
Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California.

Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California.

Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg
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Elon Musk wants people to return to work. Google and Facebook Inc. have another message for their staff: get ready to stay home for all of 2020.

Sundar Pichai, chief executive officer of Google and its parent, Alphabet Inc., told employees on Thursday to prepare to work remotely through October and possibly to the end of the year, according to people familiar with the decision. A spokeswoman confirmed that the majority of staff is expected to work from home until 2021.