Almost three months after New York began to allow Unnecessary workers return to their offices, most employees still work from home.
Only about 10 percent of workers in Manhattan have it they returned to their offices as of September 18, the Wall Street Journal referred to data from the CBRE group. This is a slight increase from 6 to 8 percent who returned to their offices in July, a month after the city allowed insignificant workers to return.
The numbers in New York are well below the national average, about 25 percent. Other cities have seen even higher numbers: In Dallas, about 40 percent of workers are back in the office; in Los Angeles it is 32 percent.
Among the reasons cited for New York’s slow return to office, according to the Journal: concerns about commuting virus infection (albeit mass found to be predominantly safe during the pandemic) and the countless delays in reopening New York public schools.
Empty office buildings in Manhattan had a ripple effect on the city’s budget and local economy. The Municipal Office of Transport by the end of 2021 it faces a budget deficit of $ 12 billion. Low office numbers have also led to an expected $ 9 billion drop in sales tax and other income, the Journal said.
Still, several Wall Street banks are pushing their employees to return to work. JPMorgan Chase told senior sales and sales staff he had to return to work unless they have problems with childcare or a medical condition, even though it was his consumer staff got a reprieve, according to Crain’s. Citigroup said it would allow employees to return voluntarily. [WSJ] – Keith Larsen