Apple Corporate Employees Must Work In Office 3 Days a Week

The US tech giant Apple has set September 5 as the deadline for its corporate employees to return to the office for at least three days a week after COVID-19 increasing has put on stand-by back in April the rollout of its plans to return to in-person work.

Despite the initial plan to have corporate employees work on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at the office, it has been decided that Apple employees will work in person from the office on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and an undetermined third day during the week that can be defined by each team.

The first office to implement the new in-person schedule will be its Cupertino headquarters where corporate employees have left since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

Apple has signaled for the first time in three years that it is moving toward a return to normal operations during the in-person meeting at its main campus earlier in June held for a developers’ conference presentation.

It also scaled back on past pandemic-era restrictions by making masks optional in common areas soon after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) relaxed most of its guidelines for COVID-19 in communities.

The increasing number of COVID-19 cases had delayed Apple’s plans to return to the office multiple times, prompting the maker of the iPhone and Mac computers to remain on a two-day-a-week in-office schedule for employees.

The company, which had a more restrictive in-person work policy than other Silicon Valley companies, has fast fierce criticism for its insistence on requiring in-person work for employees, which made Ian Goodfellow, Apple’s director of machine learning, leave the company back in May due to his disagreement with back-to-office changes.

Other Apple employees have decided to follow the same path.

Despite the deadline, Apple has yet to confirm its decision and stick with its new plan or change the deadline again.

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