Access to affordable, quality child care allows parents to work, prepares our future workforce for success, and helps grow business. Yet Washington businesses lost over $6.5 billion annually in direct and opportunity costs due to employee child care issues. Child care is not just a family issue, it is a community, business, and workforce issue.
Employers can strengthen their business by supporting the child care needs of their employees. Family-friendly policies and employer-supported child care are powerful tools to foster employee loyalty, improve retention, attract top talent, and enable employees to be more engaged in their work.
Join us on June 29 from 10-12pm to learn about the varied ways businesses of all sizes can support the child care needs of their working parents. Register Here! During this workshop, you will learn about:
The positive impact of employer-supported child care and family-friendly policies
Tangible ways that businesses can support working parents
The experiences of Washington business leaders with family-friendly policies
The technical assistance supports that state agencies can offer to employers
We will also facilitate small group discussions to learn more about the support and assistance you would need in order to implement family-friendly policies. When:June 29, 2022 from 10-12am PT
Who Should Attend:
Business Leaders (of all sizes)
Chambers of Commerce
Human Resources Directors
The Business Case for Employer Supported Child Care, Amy Anderson, Association of Washington Business (AWB)
Ways Employers Can Support Working Parents, Nicole Rose, WA State Department of Children Youth and Families (DCYF) Panel of Innovative Business Leaders:
Cheryl Smith, WA State Department of Commerce, Moderator
Jasmine Donovan, President and CFO, Dick’s Drive-In Restaurants