Goldman Sachs CEO is summoning workers back to the office by June 14
A trader works at the Goldman Sachs booth on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
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Goldman Sachs told workers in the US and the UK on Tuesday that the bank wants them to be ready to return to the office by mid-June as Covid-19 cases in those countries decline.
David Solomon, CEO of Goldman, wrote in a prestigious CNBC message: “In the US, we are asking those who have not yet done so to make plans in order to be able to get in by Monday June 14th To return office. ” makes the New York company one of the first major banks on Wall Street to call back a large number of employees.
The bank wants its UK employees to be ready to return to their physical locations by June 21st. Bloomberg News previously reported on Goldman’s plans to bring workers back.
The message, jointly signed by Chief Operating Officer John Waldron and Chief Financial Officer Stephen Scherr, indicated that each Goldman team will have specific return to work instructions when conditions and capacity change to change.
“As each community finds itself at a different stage in coping with the pandemic, we continue to be encouraged by the introduction of vaccines in a number of jurisdictions, as well as the effectiveness of the health and safety protocols we have put in place at Goldman, to help our people protect “, wrote the executives.
“We know from experience that when our people come together, our culture of collaboration, innovation and apprenticeship thrives, and we look forward to having more of our colleagues back in the office for them to experience regularly,” she added.
Goldman declined to comment on this story.
JPMorgan Chase, the country’s largest bank, has already told its U.S. workers they should get used to returning this month with the goal of half the workforce moving through the office by July.
“We want people to go back to work, and I think sometime in September and October it will look the same as it did before,” JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon said Tuesday during the Wall Street Journal CEO Council. “And everyone will be happy with it, and yes, the commute, you know people don’t like to commute, but so what.”
“I am about to cancel all of my Zoom meetings,” he added. “I’m done with it.”
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