The structure of the American family is changing and businesses looking to sustain a reliable workforce need to keep up. In many Iowa communities where child care is either unaffordable, inaccessible or nonexistent, working parents miss work, drop shifts, are less engaged on the job, switch employers, or leave the workforce altogether. Child care-related work benefits can be a valuable tool for businesses looking to develop, grow, and hold onto their workforce. Research shows that increasing access to quality, affordable child care options isn’t just a great perk for employees—it’s good for your bottom line and can play a critical role in your workforce retention strategy.
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