Google said it will distribute one-time bonuses of $1,600 to employees this month amid the tech giant's decision to postpone a plan to return to the office, according to Reuters.
A Google spokesperson told the newswire the bonuses will be given to the company's extended workforce and interns as well.
The spokesperson for Google told the news source that the bonus is in addition to the company's work-from-home allowance and well-being bonuses to aid in the difficult time during a pandemic that has lasted almost two years.
A survey conducted by the company in March had shown a drop in well-being among its workers, prompting Google to announced a series of benefits including a $500 cash bonus.
It is unclear the total amount that Google has set aside for the bonuses this year, according to Reuters.
The new payment comes amid the company delaying its initial return-to-office plan indefinitely due to concerns of the omicron variant spread and some employees refusing to follow its vaccine mandate, Reuters reported.
The omicron variant, first detected in South Africa, has spread to tens of countries including the United States. Initial reports from public health experts say that the variant is not as severe as the delta variant that ripped through the globe over the summer.
"It's too early to be able to determine the precise severity of disease but inklings that we are getting, and we must remember these are still in the form of anecdotal … but it appears that with the cases that are seen, we are not seeing a very severe profile of disease," Anthony Fauci, the United States' top infectious diseases expert, said during a White House briefing this week.
Google was originally expected to return to the office on Jan. 10.
The Hill has reached out to Google for more information.
Alphabet Inc's Google said on Wednesday it will give an additional bonus to its employees globally this year, as the tech giant pushes back its return-to-office plan. Google will give all employees, including the company's extended workforce and interns, a one-time cash bonus of $1,600 or equivalent value in their country this month, a company spokesperson told Reuters. The latest benefit is in addition to Google's work-from-home allowance and wellbeing bonus, to support its employees during the coronavirus pandemic, the spokesperson said, without giving details on how much the company has set aside in total for the purpose.
Earlier this year, a leaked internal survey found wellbeing on the decline, prompting CEO Sundar Pichai to announce a series of wellness benefits.
Canada hopes more immigration can boost economic growth and allay a worsening post-pandemic labor shortage, but new migrants could pour gasoline on that red-hot housing market that the central bank has warned was stoked by "a sudden influx of investors." Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's administration is on track to meet this year's goal of 401,000 new permanent residents and is set to revise up next year's target of 411,000, a government source said. Canada's successive governments have relied on immigration to drive economic growth in the face of a declining fertility rate, which hit a record low last year.
For millions of American taxpayers with dependent children in their household, filing federal tax returns in 2021 may be more complicated than usual. You'll need to have the appropriate information…
Tiffany Haddish showed off her super-toned abs and legs in a red bikini on Instagram—as she posted a video of herself attempting to jump off a yacht.
COVID-19 hospitalizations are once again rising in the United States.
Getting owned by a mouthwash company is just another day in the life of Republican Ron Johnson
For the love of god, point the foot of the bed away from the door.
Your salads and veggie wraps aren't complete without it, and let's not discuss life without pickles! We love our cucumbers, but are they actually good for you? Let's find out what dietitians have to say.
Until additional studies are conducted, experts say you should get vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the time of day.
"I think we will need the fourth dose. I've said that multiple times," Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla told CNBC.
Here's what the research says (so far).
Belly fat can be pretty stubborn and frustrating. Even if we try to watch what we eat, sometimes it refuses to budge! While belly fat is something many of us deal with, a lot of us don't really understand why it's happening and what we need to get rid of it — and the reality is what works for some, may not work for others. But the key to understanding our belly fat and finding ways to deal with it is to begin to understand why it is there in the first place. Read on to find out more—and to ensur
“This country is incredibly split on a number of different issues,” Jesse Channon, chief growth officer with Columbia Care, said. "Cannabis is not one of them.”
COVID-19 is going to probably continue to cause in the foreseeable future upwards of 80,000 to 100,000 deaths each winter. What this means for you.
People who have previously had Covid or been vaccinated have far less protection against omicron than they do for other variants, according to the first data of its kind.
Preliminary Pfizer/BioNTech results said three doses appear to 'neutralize' the omicron variant.
Don't get caught off guard like I did. By the time they discovered my colorectal cancer, I was already at stage 3 of the disease.
Marijuana is a controlled substance, so there’s limited research on its safety and efficacy as a sleeping aid.
A combo of cardio and strength training, this HIIT workout for beginners is designed to give you a taste of the killer workout style.
Surviving The 2nd Wave of Corona
‘This too shall pass away’ this famous Persian adage seems to be defeating us again and again in the case of COVID-19. Despite every effort