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Amazon issued an updated guide on returning to work On Thursday, to warn employees around the world that they are not expected to return to the office full time once. coronavirus Restrictions have been lifted in your region.

As first reported by the Seattle Times, which received an early look at the new guidelines, Amazon hopes to return to an office-centric work culture in this case, with a baseline of three days a week in the office. Corporate employees will also have the option of working remotely from a home location for up to four weeks a year, with the expectation that those employees will still be commuting to an office during that span.

“Our thinking is based on what we believe will be most beneficial to customers, while trying to give employees more flexibility in their work environment and in their lives,” the Amazon guide reads.

The guide comes as top tech companies are working to reinvent their work cultures for a post-COVID era. Earlier this month, Apple CEO Tim Cook emailed employees asking for a return to the office in September, and a three-day focus on the office that’s similar to what Amazon is doing. Earlier this week, Facebook announced that it would soon support full-time remote work as an option for all employees.

“We look forward to learning and hearing more with this updated guide and we will continue to evolve,” reads the Amazon blog.

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