AT&T asks all employees to work from home if they can


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AT&T is inquiring all of its personnel who have the potential to get the job done remotely to do so right until even further recognize, as the coronavirus spreads across the world. 

The enterprise will be announcing new techniques and safeguards for workforce who won’t be able to operate from property, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said in a be aware despatched to staff Friday. AT&T is just one of the major employers in the United States, and has 245,000 worldwide personnel.

“A person of our main values is to be there when people want us most … whether or not it is really our customers, our colleagues or our communities,” Stephenson claimed in the memo. “Now is one particular of those situations for us to be there. And we will.”

The move comes as providers get ready for the potential distribute of COVID-19. In the United States, there is at least 1,701 verified cases and at least 40 deaths, according to info compiled by Johns Hopkins College.

Tech providers are progressively asking their workers to operate remotely in an exertion to quit the distribute of the new coronavirus. Amazon on Thursday informed all of its employees globally to continue to be residence all through the thirty day period of March. Twitter is also necessitating its 4,900 staff members to perform from house, though Google has requested most of its world wide workforce to do so. 

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