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Half of Workers Who Exited The Workforce Left Due To Childcare Issues
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We’ve always known that childcare was a big issue for U.S employees, especially working parents. The COVID-19 pandemic set off nearly unprecedented churn in the U.S. labor market. Widespread job losses in the early months of the pandemic gave way to tight labor marketsin 2021, driven in part by what’s come to be known as the Great Resignation. The nation’s “quit rate” reached a 20-year high last November. Roughly half say child care issues were a reason they quit a job (48% among those with a child younger than 18 in the household). A similar share point to a lack of flexibility to choose when they put in their hours (45%) or not having good benefits such as health insurance and paid time off (43%). Roughly a quarter say each of these was a major reason.
Let’s pause here, because clearly caregiving and work is still a very important issue. Are you registered for our upcoming Caregiving and Work Summit? We are closing out this amazing week of celebrating women with 100 FREE Tickets, thanks to our sponsors Indeed and Vivvi. REGISTRATION is on a first-come first-serve. Get them before they are gone.
And if you are still not convinced you need to attend this one, be sure to review the Pew Research below. Without a doubt, we are all going to be affected by disruptions in childcare, and we need to keep planning for and mitigating issues that may arise to minimize anxiety, stress, and frustrations. As a mother of four, these conversations are important to me, as a leader in the workplace, its even more important because I want my employees to have adequate care coverage so they can work. JOIN US.