When banks like Goldman, JPMorgan, BoA are returning to offices

When banks like Goldman, JPMorgan, BoA are returning to offices

  • Firms like JPMorgan Chase and Goldman Sachs are  charting a path for bringing their workers back to the office.
  • Surveys have shown that workers report fear and high levels of stress about physically heading back.
  • Here’s a look at firms’ timelines for calling workers back, some of which are starting now, and others which won’t kick in till 2021.
  • Are you a finance industry professional who is concerned about going back to work? Contact this reporter confidentially at rhodkin@businessinsider.com.
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With the afterglow of Labor Day in the rearview mirror, and six months of remote work having reshaped much of how Wall Street does business, industry executives are laying the groundwork for plans and timelines to get back to work the old fashioned way.

Not everyone has been looking forward to this return to a more normal semblance of work, however. 

In June, Korn Ferry, a recruiting firm, surveyed 1,000 professionals and found that as many as half indicated that they were “fearful of going back” to the office, “due to health concerns.” 

A separate survey released by Paychex in July polled another group of more than 1,000 full-time workers in America, and found that on-site employees who are physically in offices reported experiencing high levels of stress at a rate that’s nearly twice the number of remote workers who said the same: 63% to 35%.

It’s not entirely clear that their reasons are directly tied to the threat that the coronavirus may present should they head back to the office — and many firms are taking steps to safeguard their workers’ health as Wall Street starts to phase in a gradual return to physical offices. 

Business Insider is closely watching Wall Street firms that are bringing people back to the office, and we’ll continue to update this list as companies solidify their plans.

Read more: Blackstone is encouraging US workers to return to the office after Labor Day, and that’s putting some employees on edge

Are you a finance industry professional who is concerned about going back to work? Contact this reporter confidentially at rhodkin@businessinsider.com.

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