Target, Starbucks, Best Buy among companies celebrating Juneteenth with paid time off


On Thursday, President Joe Biden signed legislation establishing Juneteenth as a federal holiday, honoring the attested end of slavery in the United States in 1865.

Amid the new legislation and recent wave of discussions about racial injustice, major companies across the country are celebrating the holiday by giving employees paid time off (PTO) or holiday pay.

More than 460 companies are observing Juneteenth, according to USA Today, including some companies who are participating this year for the first time.

Here are ways some companies are showing support for Juneteenth.


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The mobile communications company made Juneteenth a paid company holiday for the first time this year.

“It is the result of the great feedback from our employees about what T-Mobile can do to effect positive change inside and outside our walls,” Mike Sievert, CEO, told USA Today.