Apple Wants Bay Area Employees Back in the Office

Following several delays caused by sporadic COVID-19 outbreaks of variants, Apple, has launched its hybrid return-to-office plan for its base in Cupertino, Calif.

Apple corporate employees in the San Francisco Bay Area are required to go into the office three times a week beginning Sept. 5 — and will be required to work in the office Tuesday and Thursday. The third day will be determined by a manager on a per team basis, according to a news report from Bloomberg. The news was first reported Tuesday by the Verge.

“We are excited to move forward with the pilot and believe that this revised framework will enhance our ability to work flexibly while preserving the in-person collaboration that is so essential to our culture,” Apple CEO Tim Cook wrote in an internal memo that Verge cited.

Apple’s return-to-office plan originally would have required workers to come in Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. But that scheme received employee pushback, and workers demanded more flexibility.