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Goldman Sachs has ordered 40,500 employees to report back to the office, after 200 million Americans received Covid-19 mRNA vaccines.

The global investment bank headquartered in New York City, gave its employees a final notice to pack up their home offices and report back to work next month.

JPMorgan Chase Bank and other corporations are also planning to bring their thousands of workers back into the office as the Covid-19 pandemic appears to be over.

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JPMorgan Chase, which employs over 255,000 workers worldwide, announced it will bring 50% of workers back into the office later this month. JPMorgan expects to have its entire workforce report back at work by the end of July.

Vanguard Group, with about 17,300 employees, will also ask workers to return to the office.

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The investment bank is planning to tell staff that they should be prepared by mid-June to work from offices again, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The move follows a mandate last week from JPMorgan Chase & Co. chief Jamie Dimon, seeking to return his workforce in rotations from early July. Source

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A new study suggests people who work from home are becoming more racist than their counterparts who still drive to work every morning.

The new study, conducted by polling company Survation, warns that people are living in a bubble and without social mixing between different cultures, religions and ethnic groups, people are more apt to become racist and intolerant to others.

In the United States, over 50% of the workforce continue to work from home amid the daily news reports of spikes in positive coronavirus tests.

44 percent of the workforce in the UK are now working from home due to strict coronavirus lockdown restrictions.

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Deutsche Bank is proposing a 5% work-from-home tax that could raise $49 billion per year in taxes in the U.S.

The Covid-19 lockdowns have caused an unprecedented shift of the U.S. workforce from offices to working remotely at home.

According to reports, Americans who work from home have increased from 5% in 2005 to 56% in 2020.

The bank argues that employees who work from home enjoy less stress, higher pay and savings on expenses such as gas, car repairs, lunch, work clothes, and dry cleaning."

Americans who work from home would pay a 5% tax for each work from home day .

For example, if an American who works from home averages $55,000 a year in salary, a tax of 5 percent works out to just over $10 per working day.

Deutsche Bank's proposal claims "a big chunk of people have disconnected themselves from the face-to-face world yet are still leading a full economic life."

The money raised from WFH employees would subsidize a $1,500 grant to the 29 million workers who can't work from home and/or earn under $30,000 a year (excluding those who earn tips).