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Nike is giving its head office staff a week's break

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    From today until Friday, the US firm will "power down" to give employees a rest after a tough year. Nike is giving its head office staff a week's break
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From today until Friday, the US firm will "power down" to give employees a rest after a tough year.

 

Staff at Nike's corporate headquarters in Oregon have been given a week off to support their mental health, ahead of the return to the office in September.

From today until Friday, the US firm will "power down" to give employees a rest after a tough year.

"Take the time to unwind, destress and spend time with your loved ones," the firm's head of insights Matt Marrazzo said in a message to staff.

It follows similar moves from dating app Bumble and Linkedin.

A growing number of employees have reported feeling burnt out as the pandemic drags on and many continue to work from home.

Big US firms such as Apple, Uber and bank Wells Fargo have also delayed plans for staff to return to the office as infections surge across the US.

Making the announcement on Linkedin last week, Mr Marrazzo told Nike staff: "Do not work" - adding that the past year had been "rough" and they were "living through a traumatic event".