“At this time, the majority of ZoomInfo employees are working from home, although our offices remain open to vaccinated employees who wish to enter for an indefinite period,” wrote Rob Morse, communications manager for the Vancouver-based company, in an email. . “However, we do not have a current timeline to demand their return to the office, even on a hybrid basis. We will continue to follow recommended local, state and federal guidelines before defining our plan to return to the office.
The company is not alone. “At this point, I think we’re going to stay away,” said Jason Naumann, Chief Creative Officer and one of GTMA’s owners.
Other local businesses have already adopted a hybrid model. United Grain Corp., for example, has three groups of employees. It has a head office in downtown Vancouver, a facility at the Port of Vancouver where staff work 12-hour shifts, and longshoremen who load and unload grain.
Longshoremen and port employees must work on site. Both groups of employees must report to a nursing station to check in before each shift and have their temperature taken. It was one of the things United Grain added to employees during the pandemic.
An outbreak at the port facility early in the pandemic caused a shortage of personnel needed for all of its shifts. This has made the company more cautious, both for the health of its employees and for its business.