Childcare has been a longstanding challenge for working parents in America, and this issue has only been exacerbated by the current pandemic. Our research has shown that moms are more significantly impacted through increased childcare responsibilities during this time, and women of color are even more likely to be disproportionately affected. With many states and districts announcing online schooling this fall, it seems like there is no finish line in sight.
Next steps may seem uncertain, but they are top of mind for us at The Mom Project and WerkLabs, and are critical for the short-term and long-term success of businesses. Now, more than ever, organizations need to prioritize parents.
Our WerkLab's team of expert researchers put together the top five thingsemployers should be doing now to support and retain working parents.
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