The NC Chamber Foundation has released survey results regarding child care issues in North Carolina and it shows that a lack of child care is making it harder for businesses to hire employee’s and grow. Access survey information here.
A few survey highlights:
The child care crisis is impacting people’s ability to work and increasing the state-wide worker shortage. North Carolina parents of children five and under are the most impacted:
- 26% said they left the workforce because they couldn’t find affordable child care
- 60% said they had to miss work because of a problem with childcare
- 37% refused a job opportunity, promotion, or job change because it would increase child care expenses
- More than 80% of voters say the lack of child care is a problem that will not solve itself and that improving quality and affordability is a good use of taxpayer money.