August 04, 2016
August 04, 2016
We built Square on the principles of nondiscrimination and inclusion. For our sellers, that means we believe everyone should be able to participate in the economy. Our products and tools are designed to break down traditional barriers to commerce, so anyone can start, run, and grow a business.
We believe voting should be similarly inclusive, easy, and accessible. Unfortunately, Election Day is not a federal holiday in the United States, making it difficult for many people to take time off from their jobs to vote.
That’s why we’re making Election Day a company holiday. We understand that our sellers do not have the same luxury, so we’ll provide them with our usual live Square support while still giving time off to any Square employee who wants to get to the polls.
We’re hopeful that Election Day will soon be a national holiday. In the meantime, we encourage others to join this growing list of companies that are doing what they can to give their employees ample time to vote during the workday.
No matter whom you support, it’s important to learn about the issues and candidates at all levels of government, register, and then vote on November 8.
(Tx for the idea @ericajoy)
Square, Inc. changed its name to Block, Inc. on December 1, 2021.
Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) is a global technology company with a focus on financial services. Made up of Square, Cash App, Spiral, TIDAL, and TBD, we build tools to help more people access the economy. Square helps sellers run and grow their businesses with its integrated ecosystem of commerce solutions, business software, and banking services. With Cash App, anyone can easily send, spend, or invest their money in stocks or Bitcoin. Spiral builds and funds free, open-source Bitcoin projects. Artists use TIDAL to help them succeed as entrepreneurs and connect more deeply with fans. TBD is building an open developer platform to make it easier to access Bitcoin and other blockchain technologies without having to go through an institution.