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Most Tech and Finance Firms Delaying Office Returns Into 2021 | Health

By Jack M. Germain

Sep 2, 2020 11:32 AM PT

Tech and finance professionals are joining the ranks of workers in other industries by delaying their return to in-person office work until as late as the third quarter of next year.
Workers are balking at returning to their physical offices while fears of a resurgence of the virus are prevalent.

Meanwhile, major U.S. employers have postponed return-to-office plans because of recent bumps in the number of coronavirus infections, according to thousands of employees and managers polled about their companies’ plans regarding working from home.

Blind, an anonymous community of verified professionals with 3.6 million users, began running a survey last month to gauge whether tech and finance professionals had any insight into when their employers will compel them to return to work.

That survey revealed that their various companies have postponed return-to-work plans according to the following schedule:

  • 33 percent
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