Fujitsu Initiates Teleworking For 80,000 Employees

Fujitsu initiates teleworking for 80,000 employees

Japanese tech firm Fujitsu is embracing the new normal for working that's been brought on by the pandemic. The company says work-from-home will become standard practice for about 80,000 domestic employees.

Fujitsu will also stop the practice of job transfers that can result in employees living away from family. The changes will go into effect later this month.

The company says it will no longer give out allowances for commuter passes. Instead, employees will receive 5,000 yen, or about 46 dollars, a month to set up a remote work environment. The new policies do not apply to factory employees.

Fujitsu also plans to slash office space in Japan by half over the next three years.

At the same time, the company will increase its satellite offices throughout the country.

Fujitsu Corporate Executive Officer Hiramatsu Hiroki says the company wants to implement a way of working that doesn't burden the lives of employees.