Microsoft to let employees work from home permanently

The logo of French headquarters of American multinational technology company Microsoft in Issy-Les-Moulineaux.

Photo credit: Gerard Julien | AFP

What you need to know:

  • In its memo, the company co-founded by Bill Gates said it is possible for its workers to relocate across the United States or perhaps overseas.
  • As of the end of June, Microsoft employed 163,000 people, 96,000 of them in the US, according to a securities filing.

Software giant Microsoft will let employees work from home permanently if they choose to, US media reported on Friday, becoming the latest employer to expand work-from-home provisions prompted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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