A list of companies recognizing Juneteenth as a company holiday

June 16, 2020
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Our mission at include is to help diverse, underrepresented Techies find jobs at organizations where they feel they belong. So it's important to us to know how companies foster a diverse and inclusive culture for their employees.

One way that companies have started to do this is by recognizing Juneteenth as an official company holiday. Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, and Cel-Liberation Day, commemorates June 19, 1865, the end of slavery in the United States. Here are a few of the companies that have joined in this initiative.

Adobe

This year, on June 19th, we are giving all Adobe employees the day off to focus on reflection and advocacy.

JCPenney

In honor of Juneteenth, I am pleased to share that we are making June 19, an annual Company holiday.

Lyft

Mastercard

We’re designating Friday, June 19 as a Mastercard Day of Solidarity (June 18 for locations that have a Sunday to Thursday work week). This is a Community Day, an opportunity for us to unite and lead with humanity, through individual acts of solidarity.

National Football League (NFL)

The NFL will observe Juneteenth on Friday, June 19th as a recognized holiday and our league offices will be closed.

Nike

Nike recognizes Juneteenth (June 19), a day commemorating the end of slavery in the U.S., as an annual holiday in the U.S.

Optimizely

Optimizely has declared #Juneteenth (June 19th) a company holiday in the U.S to enable our employees to self-educate and take actions regarding issues of race and social justice.

Postmates

Qatalyst

Quicken Loans

Target

We’re proud to take another significant step: recognizing Juneteenth—the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States—as an official annual company holiday, giving our team space to honor Juneteenth in their own way.

Twitter & Square

Vox Media

VSCO