Google to have companywide holiday to address employee burnout

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Google said Friday it has asked its workers to take off on May 22 in an attempt to address burnout from the coronavirus pandemic.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced the move in a memo to employees, as first reported by CNBC.

The tech giant also said in June it would begin reopening more offices that have been closed, but that many of its employees will have the option of working from home for the rest of the year.

Google also announced it will display a public service announcement with tips to cope with stress whenever people search for information about coping with the coronavirus. That PSA will also be highlighted on Google’s homepage Saturday.

The company, which owns YouTube, will also be making videos on mindfulness and wellbeing more widely available.

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