Target has become the latest company to make Juneteenth a national paid holiday.
Target distribution centers and stores will remain open and hourly workers will get time and a half if they have to work on Juneteenth. Target corporate offices will be closed.
What is Juneteenth? Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, and Cel-Liberation Day, is an American holiday celebrated annually on June 19. It commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union General Gordon Granger read federal orders in Galveston, Texas, that all previously enslaved people in Texas were free.
Will your office be honoring Juneteenth?