Salesforce extends telecommuting beyond COVID. What this means for the future of work and office real estate

Salesforce, which employs 10,000 people in San Francisco, announced this week it’s going to let its staff work mostly from home even after the coronavirus pandemic ends. Photo by Jennysarah295 (CC BY-SA 4.0).

The software giant Salesforce announced this week it’s going to let its employees work mostly from home even after the pandemic ends. Salesforce is San Francisco’s largest private employer — with about 10,000 people working in the city. It also occupies the city’s largest building: Salesforce Tower.

It’s the latest Bay Area tech company to announce a long-term shift to remote work. Facebook, Twitter, Square and DropBox have all announced plans to do the same. That could have big ripple effects in the world’s tech capital.

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