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July 8, 2024 | Weekly Editorial

Onsite Childcare Could Help Attract Workers Back to the Office

Written By Rob Kirkbride, Editor-in-chief, OI Publications

As I continue to study the work from home trends and hybrid work, I’m beginning to realize that most workers don’t hate the office, they just face circumstances where getting there is a hassle. They might have a long, painful commute. Or like many workers, they face trouble finding adequate childcare.

The United States is facing a growing child care crisis. According to “The Hill,” its economic impact has more than doubled since 2018, rising to a staggering $122 billion annually in lost earnings, productivity and revenue. Meanwhile, the crisis itself threatens the future of the U.S.’s youngest minds and is hindering employment and educational advancement of the American workforce.

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