NEWS & ANALYSIS

Amazon Delays Return to Office Until Next Year


Amidst ever-changing COVID-19 variants, Amazon announced it will delay its return to working in-person until next year. 

The company is just one of many adjusting their plans to return to the office as Delta-variant case numbers continue to surge. 

Amazon said it will push its in-person date to at least January 3, 2022, per the Wall Street Journal. The company previously had planned for a September return. 

“We will continue to follow local governments guidance and work closely with leading medical healthcare professionals, gathering their advice and recommendations as we go forward to ensure our work spaces are optimized for the safety of our teams,” Amazon said. 

Amazon won big during the pandemic, as online shopping became a household necessity: the tech giant raked in almost $30 billion in the past year. 

While they did move their in-office start date back a few months, Amazon has not mandated vaccines for its staff to return to the office. The company said employees who aren’t vaccinated should wear masks in its offices.