Amazon extends work from home policy, still restricting travel

Amazon extends work from home policy, still restricting travel

The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics centre in Boves
FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics centre in Boves, France, November 5, 2019. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

CHICAGO: Amazon.com has extended a work-from-home policy until Jan 8 and is continuing to ask employees to defer all non-essential travel, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday (Jul 15).

This comes adter the company on Tuesday launched a pilot healthcare programme for its employees and their families to provide primary services such as vaccination and physical therapy.

The move comes at a time when the world's largest online retailer has been facing intense scrutiny from US lawmakers and unions over its limited measures to protect staff from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Under the programme, a partnership with national medical group Crossover Health, 20 health centers would be built over the next few months across five cities near the e-commerce giant's fulfillment centers.

The first center will be located in Las Colinas, Texas.

Source: Reuters

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