Chase Bank to close early for Juneteenth
Published: Jun. 18, 2020 at 10:34 AM EDT
JP Morgan-Chase will close Chase bank branches early Friday in observance of Juneteenth.
The bank is the latest large company to make Juneteenth at least a partial holiday in the wake of nationwide protests after George Floyd was killed by police in Minneapolis.
The bank will close at 1-p.m.
Hourly employees who are able to leave early will still be paid for a full day, the bank said.
Juneteenth marks the anniversary the last remaining slaves were informed of the end of the civil war, and the abolition of slavery.
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