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Connections: Discussing the staffing crisis in the child care industry

Sep 22, 2021

The child-care industry is down more than 126,000 workers. That's according to the Washington Post. Staff members are leaving the industry for higher-paying jobs and better benefits. This has economic impacts -- with fewer workers, fewer children can be cared for, and more parents must leave the workforce to stay home with them.

The staffing crisis is impacting the Rochester region. We discuss it with our guests: