Apple delays return to office plans until 2022

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The news: Apple has once again delayed plans for employees to return to the office, according to Mark Gurman (88.8% accurate, via Bloomberg).

  • The hybrid work plan, which will require employees to work Monday, Tuesday and Friday in the office each week, is now scheduled to begin in January 2022 (was previously October 2021)
  • ”The memo to staff, sent by human resources and retail head Deirdre O’Brien, added that the company does not currently expect to shutter its offices or retail stores. But she strongly encouraged staff to get vaccinated” Gurman says

Our take: Probably a good call considering the rise in virus cases, and following the trend that other tech giants have set.