With the July Fourth holiday hitting in the middle of the week, there are a lot of workers who take the opportunity for a longer weekend, adding on vacation time. And experts say the amount of workers at work, may not be ready to gear up for full productivity-- kind of the same way kids don't do much work on the last day of school.
"The economy at large probably will [not] see any discernible effect from the mid-week holiday,” said CEO John A. Challenger in a statement. “It will be felt more at the company or even department level, as workers take off the two days before, the two days after, or both.”
Many employers experience a slowdown in business during the summer months, which might make them more inclined to grant the extra days, he added. Even those who plan to work on the days straddling the holiday may find their workloads a little lighter, as key decision makers, associates and customers are absent.