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how to store a date field

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I'm pretty new to java so please keep that in mind. I've created an employee class with name and start date. the name is String but what do I store the date as in the instance variables?

public class Employee
// instance variables
private String firstName;
private String secondName;
private ****** startDate;

I obviously then want to do calculation with that date such as subtracing and adding etc. Any help? thanks all.