The push to return the Big Apple’s economy back has been to get kids back in to school’s….
But business and government office workers still haven’t gone back much so far…The trains and buses are almost empty still…
New York Mayor DeBlasio has set May 3rd as the date to start city employee’s to return to their offices to do business….
This is a tentative move ….
He’ll see if it comes to be….
For the last year, New York City has been running in the shadow of a deadly pandemic, with many city and private sector employees forced to work from home, stripping New York of its lifeblood and devastating its economy.
But with virus cases seeming to stabilize and vaccinations becoming more widespread, city officials intend to send a message that New York is close to returning to normal: On May 3, the city will compel its municipal office employees to begin to report to work in person, according to internal planning documents shared with The New York Times. Workers will return in phases over several weeks.
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s decision to bring the nation’s largest municipal work force back to the office signals a remarkable turnabout in the fortunes of a city that served as the national epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, coming to symbolize the perils of living in densely packed global capitals.
The move is meant to broadcast that New York City will soon be open for business, and to encourage private companies to follow suit — lifting the hopes of landlords whose skyscrapers have largely sat empty as office workers stayed home….
The Partnership for New York City, a business group, recently said it expects nearly half of Manhattan’s one million office workers to return to the office by September, though “most will continue to work remotely at least part time.” As of early March, only 10 percent of those workers were back in the office….