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Microsoft’s work-from-home hybrid model concerns Redmond businesses

Redmond-based Microsoft is adopting a hybrid model for employees to work remotely, which worries some Redmond shops and restaurants who rely on their business.

REDMOND, Wash. — Another major technology company is normalizing working from home. 

Redmond-based Microsoft sent an email to employees that the company will be adapting to a hybrid model that will allow for more flexibility to work from home. 

The hybrid model will allow some employees to work from home permanently, others will be able to relocate and some will return to Microsoft worksites. 

“Our goal is to evolve the way we work over time with intention—guided by employee input, data, and our commitment to support individual workstyles and business needs while living our culture,” said Microsoft in a statement. 

But news of this hybrid model was not the news Redmond restaurants and shops around the once-bustling campus wanted to hear.

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