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The Dire Need For Day Care

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Everyone is talking about the Great Resignation—employees leaving their jobs en masse due to burnout amplified by the pandemic. When it comes to childcare, those employee exits are causing a domino effect for all American workers.
According to the Department of Labor, daycare and other childcare jobs are down 10 percent – that's a decline of nearly 127,000 since the pandemic started. And in a nation where childcare and paid family leave aren't guaranteed, it's having devastating effects.
How do we fix the childcare shortage?
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