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TWO-DAY THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY REMAINS COMMON, BUREAU OF NATIONAL AFFAIRS SURVEY FINDS

 TWO-DAY THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY REMAINS COMMON,
 BUREAU OF NATIONAL AFFAIRS SURVEY FINDS
 WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Many employees will enjoy a four-day Thanksgiving weekend this year, according to a survey conducted by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. Seven out of 10 surveyed employers plan to give workers paid days off for both Thanksgiving Day and the Friday after Thanksgiving this year, about the same proportion as in 1989 and 1990. BNA is a leading publisher of information services covering employee relations, business and economics, law, taxation, the environment and other public policy issues.
 As in previous years, employees in manufacturing firms and small organizations are most likely to work three days and get paid for five during Thanksgiving week. Almost nine out of 10 manufacturing businesses (89 percent) have scheduled both Nov. 28 and Nov. 29 as paid days off, while 59 percent of non-manufacturing firms and 51 percent of "non-business" organizations (e.g. hospitals, government agencies, educational institutions) will provide a two-day holiday. Seventy-six percent of smaller employers (fewer than 1,000 workers) will grant two paid holidays for Thanksgiving, compared with less than three-fifths of larger firms (57 percent).
 Only 6 percent of employers responding to the BNA survey plan to distribute Thanksgiving gifts to their workers, down from 11 percent last year. Thanksgiving turkeys, the most common gift, will be furnished by 45 percent of the gift-giving organizations. Most other firms will provide gift certificates to employees, and a few companies will host on-site meals.
 Survey responses were received from 544 human resources and employee relations executives representing a cross-section of organizations throughout the United States. The survey results are part of BNA's annual survey of employers' year-end holiday plans.
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