Here’s how city employers are observing Juneteenth this year

City workers will receive a paid day off in observance of Juneteenth for the first time this year. They join many of New York City’s largest employers, which are observing the holiday for the first time as well.

Mayor Eric Adams announced in April that the city would begin recognizing Juneteenth as an official paid holiday. It became a federal holiday in 2020 when President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act.

Following Biden’s declaration, firms scrambled to meet last-minute calls to recognize the holiday. Nike, Target and Twitter were among the first to give employees the day off. Others, such as Amazon, encouraged employees

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