Bloomberg BNA Thanksgiving Holiday Survey

Nov 25, 2014 9:25 AM ET

Originally posted on Bloomberg Now.

In its annual survey of U.S. employers, Bloomberg BNA found that 33 percent of responding organizations will require at least some employees to work on Thanksgiving.

  • 97 percent of employers provide Thanksgiving as a paid holiday, with 71 percent offering paid days off for both Thanksgiving and the following Friday.
  • 74 percent of employers requiring Thanksgiving duty will provide extra pay and/or leave, up significantly from 55 percent in 2013.
  • Employees responsible for public safety, security or maintenance are most likely to work on Thanksgiving.
  • Workers at smaller organizations (under 1,000 employees) are most likely to have a four-day holiday weekend.
  • The information in this survey, combined with reporting on the practices of employers in your market, makes a compelling, localized Thanksgiving story.

Contributed by David Peikin, Director, Corporate Communications, Bloomberg BNA

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