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Twitter allowing permanent at-home work for some staffers

Twitter allowing permanent at-home work for some staffers
© Greg Nash

Twitter employees were informed Tuesday that some job positions would be able to permanently work from home even after coronavirus restrictions are lifted.

The companywide announcement from Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey added that jobs requiring physical work such as server maintenance would still require employees to be present, BuzzFeed News reported.

"We've been very thoughtful in how we've approached this from the time we were one of the first companies to move to a work-from-home model," a representative for Twitter told BuzzFeed. "We'll continue to be, and we'll continue to put the safety of our people and communities first."

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Twitter called for all employees to begin working from home in March as a step to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Jennifer Christie, the company's head of human resources, says it will "never probably be the same," according to BuzzFeed.

"People who were reticent to work remotely will find that they really thrive that way," Christie said. "Managers who didn't think they could manage teams that were remote will have a different perspective. I do think we won't go back."

Dorsey reportedly also announced Tuesday that offices likely would not open before September. He also canceled any business travel until the same time frame.

Twitter is reportedly canceling in-person events for the rest of 2020 and adding an allowance of $1,000 for work-from-home supplies for all employees.

The Hill has reached out to Twitter for additional details.