Another company owned by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey will also allow employees to work permanently from home,media reported. Square, a San Francisco-based mobile payments company, announced Monday that it will allow its employees to continue working from home after the quarantine measures end. The move comes a week after Twitter announced a similar policy.
A Square spokesman said: “We want our employees to be able to work in places where they feel most creative and productive. Over the past few weeks, we’ve learned a lot about what people need to function effectively outside the office, and we’ll continue to learn. “
Earlier this year, Square announced a new 356,000-square-foot building in San Francisco’s East Bay and said it plans to house hundreds of employees there. The company has more than 3,000 employees, some of whom still need to go to the office to do some work that can’t be done remotely.
Twitter and Square are currently the only two Bay Area technology companies to announce long-term home-based policies. Both Google and Facebook have previously announced that they will allow employees to work from home until the end of the year.