Observed annually on June 19th, Juneteenth commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States. This day commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. On Wednesday, June 16th Governor J.B. Pritzker signed legislation making Juneteenth an official state holiday. This holiday will be known as National Freedom Day and the law will take effect on January 1, 2022. To learn more about Juneteenth and how you can celebrate around the state check out: https://www.enjoyillinois.com/travel-illinois/a-day-to-reflect-juneteenth/.
During this time, we look back and celebrate the contributions that African Americans have made not only to our history and culture but also our workforce. It is important to recognize the contributions and influence African Americans have had in different industries in the past and present. Discover what careers are available with the Illinois workNet Careers, Wages & Trends Search! This tool allows you to use career and labor market information to:
- Plan for high school and beyond.
- Complete job applications and prepare for interviews.
- Find out about the expected number of job openings and how much a job could pay.
- Make a job change, relocate, or request a pay raise.
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