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Chabeli Carrazana

Management

September Saw One of the Biggest Drops in Women’s Jobs Since Pandemic Began

More than 300,000 women left the labor force last month, the second time in the pandemic that the start of a new school year and loss of child care has caused a major drop-off of women from the workforce.

Finance

Can the US Create Universal Pre-K Without Repeating Past Mistakes?

A proposed $450 billion investment in child care and preschool could fundamentally change the nation’s approach to early learning — but getting the right money to the right people is complicated.

Management

The Government Has Fallen Short on Contracts With Woman-Owned Businesses for Decades

Historic barriers have blocked women-owned small businesses from winning federal contracts, according to a new report.

Health & Human Services

Summer Camps Haven’t Fully Recovered. That Could Hurt Working Moms.

Without a full return of summer programs this year, working moms face months of uncertainty that could further splinter their relationship with the workforce.

Health & Human Services

Child Tax Credits were Expanded to the Poorest Families for the First Time. Most of them Still Can’t Get the Money

The historic expansion of the child tax credit this year could slash child poverty in half, but only if the poorest families can access it. Reaching them is a massive task the country has never taken on.

Management

The Keys to Fixing Child Care are Now in the Hands of States. They May not be Ready for the Task

Biden’s American Rescue Plan allocated $39 billion for child care — a historic infusion. But states are relying on small staffs, old systems and a short timeline to get the money out equitably.

Tech & Data

Child Care Benefits at Work: This App Helps your Employer Pay Your Family and Friends for Babysitting

Helpr, one of the fastest growing apps offering backup child care, is behind new legislation in California that would require big employers to give their workers subsidized backup care.

Health & Human Services

A First-of-its-kind Investment in Home Care is in the Works. But Will it be Enough?

The American Jobs plan would allocate $400 billion to assist in home health care, a historic investment, but one expert says it may not be enough.

Finance

In November, Men Dropped Out of the Workforce at Higher Rates than Women

November was the first time in what has been dubbed the first female recession that men suffered greater losses than women. About 347,000 left the labor force.

Finance

Women Gained Back Jobs in October, But Slowly

The unemployment rate for women fell to 6.5 percent, but it remains in high single digits for Black and Latina women.

Management

865,000 Women Left the Workforce Last Month

Overall, 661,000 jobs were added in the U.S. labor force between August and September—but women still left it at alarming numbers.