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Wipro employees to work from home till jan 21

IT and technology services provider Wipro has directed its employees to work from home (WFH) till January 18, 2021, especially in India and the United States as the COVID-19 pandemic is still raging. Nine out of ten of Wipro’s workers are based in these two countries. Informing employees about the extension of WFH, the Bengaluru-based company said that other guidelines for those who need to go to office remain the same until January next year. 

“Keeping the safety and wellbeing of our employees in mind, we have extended our work from home policy till January 18, 2021. As of now, nearly 98% of our employees are working from home,” the company said in a statement.

Wipro further said it would take a decision on WFH in other countries depending on the situation due to the pandemic. “Given the current situation, we have decided to extend work from home for employees in India and in the US until January 18, 2021. We will take a decision on other countries depending on the pandemic situation, local guidelines and customer requirements,” Chief Operating Officer Bhanumurthy B and Chief Human Resources Officer Saurabh Govil wrote in an email to employees. 

Wipro further told its employees that, “all support and non-billable employees, including those who are currently not engaged in any projects, are advised to work from home after consulting their respective managers.” The company has over 1.85 lakh employees, with most of them working in its centres across India.