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Square joins Twitter in letting employees work from home permanently

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(Reuters) – Jack Dorsey-led Square Inc (NYSE:SQ) said on Monday that most of its employees can continue to work from home permanently even after offices reopen, following a similar announcement from Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR), which is also headed by the billionaire.

The COVID-19 pandemic, which has so far infected more than 4.75 million people globally, has led to strict lockdowns in most countries and changed the way businesses function, with work-from-home emerging as the new norm.

“We want employees to be able to work where they feel most creative and productive,” a Square spokesperson said in an emailed statement.

The payments technology firm said it does not have an expected timeline for reopening its offices.

Tech giants like Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) and Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Inc’s Google have allowed most of their employees to work remotely until the end of this year.

Square joins Twitter in letting employees work from home permanently

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