Twitter allows staff to work from home ‘forever’

epa04134378 (FILE) A photo of an official Twitter account on a smartphone, pictured in The Hague, The Netherlands, 07 November 2013. According to media reports on 21 March 2014, Twitter users in Turkey reported that the social media site was blocked in the country. Users trying to open the website were redirected to a statement by the Turkey's telecommunications regulator. A court's order cite 'protection measures' on the website. Twitter did not make public comment on the issue so far. EPA/LEX VAN LIESHOUT

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Twitter employee may never have to go back to work.

The company, which is headquartered in San Francisco, says its workforce of around 5,000 people have been working remotely since early March.

The arrangement has worked so well that Twitter says it would be willing to let them continue – if their roles allow for it.

“We were uniquely positioned to… allow folks to work from home. The past few months have proven we can make that work.

“So if our employees are in a role and situation that enables them to work from home and they want to continue to do so forever, we will make that happen,” CEO Jack Dorsey said to employees in an email.

For other employees that can’t permanently do their jobs from home, the company says it’s likely to open its offices by the end of the year, but not “before September”.

Twitter has 35 offices worldwide, including in New Delhi, London and Singapore.

Read more via NBC News

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