Eric Adams urges NYC CEOs to get workers back in offices
New York City Mayor Eric Adams is urging leaders of major companies to lift COVID-19 restrictions and allow employees to return to offices in the city.
Why it matters: It's part of Adams' effort to jumpstart the city's economy as Omicron cases slow.
What he's saying: "Now is the time for us to get back," Adams said at a press conference Wednesday. "I’m hoping within the next few weeks, the CEOs map out a real plan of 'this is when you need to come back.'"
- "We can’t send mixed messages," Adams added, citing delays in return dates among companies in the city. "We can’t keep kicking the can down the road."
Yes, but: There's a disconnect between leadership and rank-and-file workers., Axios' Erica Pandey writes. Executives are three times as likely as employees to want to return to work, a recent Future Forum survey found.
Reality check: 61% of teleworkers are choosing not to go into their workplace, according to a Pew Research study published Wednesday.