Weyerhaeuser Orders Headquarters Employees Back to the Office
Employees at Weyerhaeuser’s headquarters in Seattle’s Pioneer Square have been ordered to return to their offices three days a week starting July 18, the Puget Sound Business Journal reported.
“Communication, collaboration and personal connections are key to our success,” CEO Devin Stockfish wrote in an email that was sent to around 600 headquarters employees Monday.
To “maximize the benefit of being together,” the company is asking employees to come to the headquarters on the same days —Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, Stockfish said.
The Business Journal reported that it’s been a little over three years that Weyerhaeuser employees have been absent from the office, and their return has been complicated by public safety concerns in Pioneer Square.
In September 2021, company leaders told employees they would not reopen the building until seeing “significant and sustained improvements in neighborhood safety.” The offices reopened last year, but employees weren’t required to come in.