|Microsoft's Redmond headquarters will have soft opening next week|
Mar. 22, 2021 3:00 PM ET Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) By: Brandy Betz, SA News Editor
Starting on March 29, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) will allow some staff to return to work the Redmond and Seattle headquarters.Last year, Microsoft announced a six-stage path to fully opening its offices after the pandemic-related closures. Stage four, or soft opening, is underway at a number of offices and coming next week to the HQs.Stage five will include a fuller open with restrictions, and stage six will be fully opened."Currently, Microsoft work sites in 21 countries have been able to accommodate additional workers in our facilities – representing around 20% of our global employee population. On March 29, Microsoft will also start making this shift at our Redmond, Washington, headquarters and nearby campuses," says EVP Kurt DelBene in a blog post."As we watch for progress against the virus in the region and continue to evaluate our guidance, employees who work at Redmond work sites or nearby campuses have the choice to return to those facilities or to continue working remotely, and also have the flexibility to do a mixture of both," continues DelBene.