Petrobras to keep half its office staff at home permanently
Reuters broke the news that Brazil’s Petrobras has decided to keep half its administrative staff working from home permanently, in a dramatic example of how the coronavirus pandemic has major companies rethinking their use of office real estate. The oil company has sent as much as 90% of its 21,000 administrative staff home since March due to the pandemic. The experience has revealed new opportunities to save costs with office space. The state-controlled firm is the first oil major to plan a widespread and permanent shift to remote work.