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Google real estate manager says more workers are entering office


A sign is pictured outside a Google office near the company’s headquarters in Mountain View, California, the United States on May 8, 2019. REUTERS / Paresh Dave // ​​File Photo / File Photo

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SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 3 (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google (GOOGL.O) has seen an increasing number of employees walk into its offices every week, especially younger workers, said the real estate chief of the company in an interview at the Reuters Next conference. Friday.

Google pushed back the mandatory employee return date indefinitely on Thursday over concerns about the Omicron variant. The company previously said employees could be required to report to the office as early as January 10. read more

Still, David Radcliffe, Google’s vice president for real estate and workplace services, said many Googlers return to the office on their own.

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“People are actually voluntarily showing that they want to be back in the office,” he said. “We are moving in the right direction.”

Younger employees and those who have joined Google more recently come to the office at higher rates, seeking opportunities to learn from their colleagues and advance their careers, Radcliffe added.

Google was one of the first companies to close its offices at the onset of the pandemic last year, and real estate and human resources experts have considered it a pioneer in office design and benefits on the workplace over the past 20 years.

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Reporting by Paresh Dave in Oakland, California and Julia Love in San Francisco Editing by Sonya Hepinstall and Matthew Lewis

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