New York-based AmEx said it has decided to delay the January 24 launch of a new flexible working plan that will require most employees to be in the office one to three days a week.
“Our offices are still open and employees can work from the office if they choose to,” the BlackRock spokesperson said.
Prior to the holidays, BlackRock encouraged flexibility with employees’ work locations through January 7. The world’s largest asset manager notified employees late last week that flexibility will be extended through January 28.
All of this is a shift from BlackRock’s prior policy, where US employees in most cities were asked to come into the office three days a week, on average.
The shifts underscore the concern among employees about piling back into crowded offices, elevators and subways given the deteriorating health situation.
“We have low-skilled employees who can’t do employment from home, or telecommuting,” Adams told CNN’s Brianna Keilar on Tuesday. “It is time to open up, and feed our ecosystem, our financial ecosystem.”