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When JPMorgan Chase & Co staff return to offices in regions slowly re-opening from the coronavirus lockdown, some may be required to sit at common desks, or "hot desks," a temporary seating arrangement that management hopes will make it easier to clean, according to a memo seen by Reuters.

The logo of Dow Jones Industrial Average stock market index listed company JPMorgan Chase (JPM) is seen in Los Angeles, California, United States, in this October 12, 2010 file photo. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo

21 May 2020 12:40AM

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NEW YORK: When JPMorgan Chase & Co staff return to offices in regions slowly re-opening from the coronavirus lockdown, some may be required to sit at common desks, or "hot desks," a temporary seating arrangement that management hopes will make it easier to clean, according to a memo seen by Reuters.

The memo, sent on Wednesday to staff in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, said the bank has no timeline for returning staff to offices, but that it is working on a plan that will limit the number of staff in buildings to about 50per cent at any one time. A JPMorgan spokesman verified the contents of the memo.

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That puts JPMorgan's plans in line with Goldman Sachs and other global banks, which are working out plans to return staff to offices while avoiding the kind of close social contact that could lead to a resurgence in the novel coronavirus. https://reut.rs/3fPAGsx

More than 90per cent of the JPMorgan's 250,000 employees worldwide have worked from home or other remote locations since mid-March to help stem the spread of the virus. That has proved disrupRead More – Source