Over the past five years, tech workers have moved from major cities to smaller markets - two of which are in Canada.
Academia is addressing the communications gap between engineers and business-focused workers, but the return to work may exacerbate it.
The new union, called the Tech Times Guild, said workers are facing challenges such as "termination, opaque promotion processes, unpaid overtime."
The glass-walled home comes with a private lagoon, an outdoor infinity pool, and a three-story guest house.
A company wants to turn a cruise ship into a floating “Crypto Cruise Ship” office for now remote techies, “digital nomads,” YouTube influencers, startups, and more. Ocean Builders is in the final stages of obtaining a ship from Carnival Cruises that would eventually house over 2,000 people in its 777 […]
Silicon Valley’s workforce is reporting feeling more burned out than before the pandemic. A new survey from anonymous workplace chat app Blind found that 68% of tech workers feel more burned out than they did when they worked at an office. That number is higher than it was in February, […]
A Wired report found that employees at Silicon Valley’s largest firms have donated 20 times as much to Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden’s campaign than to President Trump since 2019. Employees at Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Alphabet, Microsoft, and Oracle have poured $US4.8 million into support for Biden as the November […]
Twitter has been working on “decentralizing” its workforce since 2018, including adding resources and policies to make life easier for remote workers. Some teams at Twitter have invented hand signals to help employees speak up during virtual meetings, while other teams have invented new phrases to get meetings back on […]
Silicon Valley has long been known for its lavish employee perks, like on-site fitness classes and free meals. But as the coronavirus crisis continues to keep workers at home, many tech companies are shifting from fun perks to accommodating benefits – particularly for working parents. Tech companies like Google, Facebook, […]
Google CEO Sundar Pichai says the company is “reconfiguring” its offices amid a more permanent shift to working from home. Pichai discussed the future of work at Google during an interview for Time 100 last week. While he doesn’t see office work disappearing altogether, he described the office as a […]
Silicon Valley tech workers said Google is the most desirable company to work for in 2020. That’s according to a new survey from job search marketplace Hired, which polled 4,100 tech workers in cities around the world. Workers based in the San Francisco Bay Area voted Google as the company […]
The future of the tech office isn’t clustered in Silicon Valley, experts told Business Insider. Instead, tech companies will likely adopt a “hub-and-spoke” model, with satellite offices peppered across the US. In a post-coronavirus era, employees may have a “remote-first” work schedule, and commute to a satellite office when they […]
Facebook is looking for a director of remote work as it plans for a more permanent shift to working from home. The company is looking for someone to help it develop a long-term remote work plan and to lead Facebook’s push “toward remote-first ways of working,” according to a job […]
Payments company Stripe is reportedly cutting pay for employees who move outside of Seattle, New York, or the Bay Area, but will also offer those employees $US20,000 to relocate, according to Bloomberg. Workers could take up to a 10% reduction in salary if they relocate. The offer will be available […]
Software firm VMware will start cutting pay for employees who leave Silicon Valley, according to a recent Bloomberg report. While employees can work remotely on a permanent basis, they could face an 18% pay cut for moving to a city like Denver, Bloomberg reports. VMware isn’t the only company reconsidering […]
Twitter has decided to sublease more than 100,000 square feet of its San Francisco headquarters as employees continue working from home. The space includes 878 work stations and is available to lease for up to five years. The decision was first reported by the San Francisco Chronicle. Twitter announced in […]
Amazon announced that it’s expanding its physical offices in six “tech hubs” around the country and adding 3,500 jobs. The expanded offices will be based in Dallas, Detroit, Denver, New York, Phoenix, and San Diego. Amazon is investing $US1.4 billion in building out those offices, it said. Amazon’s office hubs […]
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