Employers & Returning to Work

COVID-19 has changed the business and talent landscape, and employers must re-think childcare assistance, benefits, and accommodations in these unique times. Families now face immense pressure to re-evaluate how to meet their childcare needs. Faced with this burden, families are having to make tough decisions regarding their employment situation. As a result, businesses will surely encounter difficulties with their return to work plans, including recruiting and retaining employees. We conducted two surveys, once over the summer then again in October, to examine the impact of COVID-19 on employers.

Many working parents are faced with the choice of leaving the workforce, working less hours, or switching employers.

This October, the Foundation surveyed employers again to better understand if and how their concerns and challenges may have evolved as the impact of COVID-19 has endured.

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Stories from Employers

Watch conversations with employers from across the country about the impact of COVID-19 on their workforce. Watch below:

Employers, Childcare, & Returning to Work in COVID-19


Employers have a leadership opportunity to demonstrate that childcare supports, through a combination of public and private investments, are good for our businesses, our communities, and our families.

In June and July of 2020, the Chamber Foundation surveyed employers from across the country of every size and industry to understand the impact that childcare has on businesses' ability to return to work. Check out the report below.

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