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Airbnb says employees can opt to work remotely until August 2021

Airbnb says employees can opt to work remotely until August 2021

File photo of the Airbnb logo on a mini pyramid under the glass pyramid of the Louvre museum in Paris, France, Mar 12, 2019. (Photo: REUTERS/Charles Platiau)

SAN FRANCISCO, California: Short-term home rental company Airbnb said on Wednesday (Aug 26) its employees could choose to work remotely through the end of August 2021, even if some of its offices reopened as COVID-19 restrictions ease.

The company said it would provide a US$300 stipend for home office equipment, with an additional US$200 to cover ergonomic equipment.

Airbnb said its employees will also have the option to temporarily relocate to states and countries where the company is set up to support them.

US guests were increasingly using its platform to support remote working and temporary relocations, Airbnb said.

The volume of reviews by US guests mentioning "remote working" or "work remotely" since the start of the pandemic has nearly tripled from the same period last year, according to the home rental company.

Airbnb last week filed confidentially for an initial public offering with US regulators, underscoring a rebound in parts of the travel industry, battered this year by the pandemic.

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Source: Reuters/dv

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