Man works from home permanently after COVID-19

By now, those who have the ability to work from home have been working remotely for months due to COVID-19. If you love working from home, or would like to find a job with that remote flexibility, you should check out these three companies that have implemented permanent work from home for their employees.

There are many other companies who have extended work from home until 2021, like Google, Indeed, and Amazon corporate. But the following three companies have made remote work part of their company culture. It's no longer the exception. It's the rule.

Does working from home for the foreseeable future sound appealing to you? Try applying for a job at one of these companies.


Shopify announces permanent work from home File:Shopify Logo.png - Wikimedia Commons

Shopify, a multinational e-commerce company, announced back in May that it would allow employees to work from home permanently. Chief Executive Officer of Shopify, Tobi Lutke, said, "Office centricity is over," in a tweet about the new policy.

For many of us, that statement is true. Some professionals may want to go back to the office eventually, full-time or for a few days a week. But if you don't have a burning desire to go back to the office after the COVID-19 pandemic runs its course, a career at Shopify could be something to consider.

The company employs over 5,000 workers, and is looking to hire for dozens of open positions.


Zillow announces permanent work from home File:Zillowlogo color.PNG - Wikimedia Commons

Zillow, the popular online real estate database company, recently announced that it would allow 90% of its employees to work from home indefinitely, despite resisting remote work in the past.

The change in tone is even more interesting when you look at their operating lease costs, which were over $29 million in 2019. Dan Spaulding, Zillow's chief people officer, acknowledges those spaces will be there for individuals to work and collaborate with team members once it is safe for them to do so, but it won't be necessary for every employee to return to those spaces. Ultimately, the value of office space is changing, too.

Interested in working for Zillow? Check out their careers page and join the 5,000 other remote employees enjoying their new work flexibility.


Square announces permanent work from home File:Square, Inc. logo.svg - Wikimedia Commons

Square, Inc. is a mobile payment company that also provides financial and merchant services. Considering Jack Dorsey is the CEO of Square, it's no surprise that they, too, have announced permanent work from home for their employees, like Twitter.

Depending on their job, not every one of the 3,000 Square employees can work remotely. But the vast majority can and (probably) will continue to do so even after COVID-19 is no longer a threat.

Find out more about working at Square by visiting their careers page.

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Once Facebook and Twitter announced they would be allowing their employees to work from home permanently, these three companies followed suit. Their employees don't ever have to go back to the office. Sound like a dream? Maybe you'll find your dream job at one of them.

There's only one way to find out!

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