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  • The Latest on Childcare from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

    Earlier this week, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation released a new report—Piecing Together Solutions: Employer Childcare Assistance Now and Looking Ahead —detailing how employers are thinking about childcare assistance, benefits, and accommodations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to view the full report.

    The Details:

    Among other insights, the new report finds that: 

    • 89% of employers feel they are aware of the childcare needs of their employees

    • 71% of employers feel that they provide adequate support for employees with young children

    • 32% of employers have seen some of their employees leave the workforce due to the effects of COVID-19

    20% of employers are currently willing to increase their investment in childcare needs. However, 49% of employers would be likely to provide additional childcare assistance if the government offered supplementary incentives.

    Full Report Here