Labor Day falls on the first Monday in September, which just happens to be next week. Children and adults everywhere are rejoicing. Why? Labor Day is a national holiday, so schools and most businesses are closed and Americans love nothing more than a long weekend. Some families will head to the beach; others will go camping, while still others will use this weekend to do some work around the house.
While you are enjoying this long weekend, take a few minutes to stop and think about the REAL meaning of Labor Day. This holiday is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers, according to the United States Department of Labor. Labor Day is a yearly tribute to the contributions American workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.
What does Labor Day mean to you? Enoch Office Employees weigh in
“When I think of Labor Day, I think of the first Monday in September and certainly, appreciate all labor workers,” said one Enoch employee. “It has always been nice to enjoy the holiday and celebrate! When I was a kid, I would have thought of back to school…”
“To me Labor Day makes me think of the work opportunities I was given in life, especially the one I was granted a month ago working for Enoch,” said another Enoch employee. “It also makes me think of the mentors that helped me excel in my career.”
Labor Day Fun Facts
- On February 21, 1887, Oregon became the first state to make Labor Day a holiday.
- Labor Day became a federal holiday in 1894. At this time, 30 states already officially celebrated the holiday.
- In high society, Labor Day is (or was) considered the last day of the year when it is fashionable to wear white.
- Today, Labor Day marks the beginning of the NFL and college football seasons. Go Ravens!
Enoch Office Equipment is a third generation, locally owned family company that has served Baltimore businesses since 1961. While other businesses have faded into the sunset, failing to adapt to an ever-changing industry, Enoch has been there every step of the way, from the typewriter to the calculator to the fax to the copier to the fully connected digital systems of today.
At Enoch, we are always looking for experienced service professionals. If you know of an office equipment service professional that does a great job, have them send their resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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