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Starbucks is joining a long list of corporate employers seeking to end remote work-from-home options for employees, according to a memo released this week.
The coffee giant's CEO, Howard Schultz, released a memo on Wednesday stating that corporate employees would return to the office at least three days a week starting on Jan. 31, 2023.
Schultz writes in the memo that workers traveling to the company's corporate headquarters in Seattle must appear in the office at least three days a week, including Tuesdays and Wednesdays, with individual teams having permission to determine the third day.
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic two years ago, Starbucks corporate staff have been allowed to work remotely from home. Schultz notes in the memo that attempts to encourage employees to come in one or two days a week have failed.
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