Kastle Systems, the nationwide security company behind employee access cards, revealed that as of last week fewer than three out of 10 white-collar employees have returned to the office in major cities like Los Angeles and New York.
The Wall Street Journal, citing the company, reported that about 31 percent of these employees returned to work. The report said that the number is slowly inching higher, but many employees have enjoyed working remotely and are in no particular hurry to return to the office. The report pointed to that gave its 10,000 employees the option to either return to its headquarters in San Francisco or continue to work from home. Only 200 employees opted to return to the office.
As we have detailed in this and previous Trends Journals, the Wall Street Mob and the Bankster Gang have been more eager to get their employees back at their desks since they hold massive amounts of commercial real estate debt and huge real estate holdings. So now, the word on The Street is that after Labor Day employees must get back into the office spaces that they occupy. 
Not for Tech
Tech companies, however, are not pushing their employees who have led the shift to home-based workforces. 
Twitter said it will give all employees the option of working from home and Facebook has announced plans to transition more employees to home-based work. Google, which has over 10,000 employees in New York City, said employees have to come to work only three days a week and 20 percent can work from home full time. 
Workers appear happy to work from home or return to work with some kind of hybrid strategy. The Journal reported that some workers are still concerned about disease transmission and are hesitant to get vaccinated.
About 62 percent of New York City companies polled said they expect their employees back in the office in September. Cities in Texas, which are less reliant on mass transit, have seen about 40 percent of employees return to the office.
TRENDPOST: We have reported extensively in this and previous Trends Journals on the swift shift from traditional office work to working from home and the financial implications . (See: “OFFICE WORKERS’ SLOW RETURN ENDANGERS LANDLORDS, CITY FINANCES,”,“ONE-THIRD OF U.S. WORKERS WILL QUIT IF FORCED TO RETURN TO OFFICE.”)

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