Jul 13, 2021 - Economy

Twitter reopens San Francisco, New York offices

Image of people walking towards the Twitter headquarters in San Francisco, CA.

Twitter headquarters in San Francisco. Photo: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Twitter reopened its New York office as well as its San Francisco headquarters Monday, though employees will be able to continue working remotely as long as they wish.

Why it matters: Tech companies are trying to accommodate both those employees who want to return to an office and those who have come to prefer working remotely. Twitter is among the companies giving workers the choice.

  • "Some of us are nervous extroverts or live in tight quarters without good focus space," CFO Ned Segal said in a Twitter thread. "Others will feel unshackled from meetings, urban areas, face time, or a century's office norms, free to avoid a commute, small talk, or even traditional hours."

The big picture: Not all companies are leaving the choice in their employees' hands. Some, like Dropbox, are going primarily remote, while others, including Apple and Amazon, are requiring most workers back in the office at least part-time later this year.

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