Shopify to let employees work from home permanently

An employee works at Shopify’s headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, October 22, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

(Reuters) – Canadian e-commerce firm Shopify Inc (SHOP.TO) would keep its offices closed till 2021 and allow most employees to work remotely on a permanent basis after that, Chief Executive Officer Tobi Lutke said in a tweet on Thursday.

“Office centricity is over,” Lutke said here in the tweet.

U.S. tech firms Square Inc (SQ.N) and Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) also recently allowed employees to continue working from home permanently.

Tech giants like Facebook Inc (FB.O) and Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google have allowed most of their employees to work remotely until the end of this year.

Reporting by Ayanti Bera in Bengaluru; Editing by Saumyadeb Chakrabarty