Alphabet okayed requests from about 85% of the roughly 10,000 employees who asked to relocate or work remotely, a spokesperson confirmed, showing the kind of flexibility that companies may need to adopt as they reopen physical offices. The Google parent company’s return-to-office plans have been complicated by employees wanting to move or work remotely more often, and by the company’s decision...
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