Best Buy to make Juneteenth company holiday, shorten hours of operation on Election Day

Tuesday, Best Buy announced its plans to make Juneteenth a paid company holiday, as well as shortening hours on Election Day. 

The company announced said it will offer all its employees a paid volunteer day this coming Friday and will make the day a paid holiday in 2021.

Target makes Juneteenth a company holiday

The holiday commemorates June 19, 1865, when news finally reached African Americans in Texas that President Abraham Lincoln had issued the Emancipation Proclamation freeing slaves living in Confederate states two years earlier.

Target also recently announced it would make Juneteenth a company holiday. 

In regards to Election Day, the electronics retailer said it will shorten hours, allowing its employees to make it to the voting booth.