Amazon calls staff back to office as more firms row back on pandemic working practices

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Amazon has told its staff they should return to the office for at least three days a week starting from May 1.

In a blog post on Amazon’s corporate website, chief executive Andy Jassy wrote that “collaborating”, “inventing” and “learning from one another” is better and easier in person, and the culture is “strengthened” by being around colleagues.

The change in policy may raise difficulties for some workers. In October 2021, Amazon allowed individual teams to decide how many days corporate employees could work from the office.

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