Zoom Video Communications Inc. is asking employees to return to the office.

The software company that has become synonymous with remote working is requesting that workers who live within a 50-mile radius of a company office work onsite two days a week beginning this month, according to a report by the Associated Press. 

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While the California-based company saw explosive growth during the first year of the coronavirus pandemic amid the rapid shift to remote working, its growth stagnated as the pandemic waned. In February, Zoom laid off roughly 1,300 people — or about 15 per cent of its workforce, noted the report.

Zoom is the latest technology company to request that workers return to the office, following similar policies at Google, Salesforce Inc. and X Corp. (formerly Twitter Inc.).

Since January, the average weekly office occupancy rate in 10 major U.S. cities has hovered around 50 per cent, noted the report, citing data from security company Kastle Systems International.

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