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These companies plan to make working from home the new normal. As in forever

The coronavirus pandemic has forced many companies to embrace work-from-home solutions. For some, the transition may stick. Working from home could become the new normal — at least for some…

Mark Zuckerberg said as many as 50% of Facebook (FB) employees could be working remotely within the next five to 10 years. Zuckerberg pitched the idea as both a matter of satisfying employee desires and also as an effort to create “more broad-based economic prosperity.”

Twitter (TWTR)will allow some of its workforce to continue working from home “forever,” if they choose.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s other company, Square (SQ), plans to allow staff members to work from home once the pandemic ends. Square wants employees to be able to work where they want in an environment that suits them.

Lutke said Shopify, an ecommerce platform for small businesses, will keep its offices closed until 2021. This year, Shopify will rework its physical spaces for this new reality. Afterward, most employees will work remotely — permanently.

French automaker PSA announced a “new era of agility,” in which its non-production staff will work remotely from now on.

Box (BOX) CEO Aaron Levie wrote in a blog post that the cloud-storage company’s nearly 2,000 employees are free to work “from anywhere”. Levie said the staff’s weekly all-hands meetings would remain “fully virtual” in the future, and stipends would be available to help improve their home office setups.

During a panel discussion moderated by Bloomberg on June 25, Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield said the company was going to allow employees to work from home indefinitely.