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Author Archives: Cris Collingwood

Childcare crucial to economic strength but it’s in short supply

There is a childcare shortage in Pennsylvania and across the nation. The COVID pandemic caused childcare centers to shutter, many permanently. The extra unemployment benefits kept some caregivers from returning to work. Wages for childcare workers are low, pushing many to change careers. All of this is causing an economic squeeze on businesses here and across the country as workers who can’t find childcare stay home with their children.

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