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Indeed ends mental health-focused ‘You Days’

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Job site Indeed will no longer provide its employees a monthly day off meant to boost well-being, a spokesperson for the company confirmed Thursday.

Throughout the pandemic, many employers upped their mental health offerings, support and benefits.

LinkedIn held weeklong production shutdowns, for example; EY offered mental health/wellness stipends. and Indeed rolled out “You Days — an extra monthly day off for its global workforce — a benefit that has now been dissolved.

As leaders usher employees back to the office, lockdown-era benefits have fallen by the wayside. The shift has been seen in government support, too: Pandemic-era federal funding for childcare programs ran out Sept. 30.

Indeed’s benefit, first offered in 2020, was ultimately a temporary offering, according to the spokesperson. Scott Dobroski said You Days started as a push to take paid time off in an era where it was not top of mind for the firm’s workforce.

“Indeed continues to offer unlimited paid time off, which allows employees to take the time off they need when they need it,” Dobroski said over email. “We continue to offer more flexibility in how and where employees can choose to do their work — employees can work in office, hybrid (a combination of in-office and remote), or fully remote.”

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