The Washington Post reported on Saturday, August 14th that families, especially moms and single parents, are facing new challenges to staying in, never mind returning to the workforce.
A lot of moms dropped out of the workforce last September as the school tear began. Now the “mom recovery” could be imperiled again.
The US census bureau reports there are still 1.5 million fewer working moms than in 2019.
Parents in the south-east are particularly hard hit.
Some economists are warning that the United States may be on the verge of a massive second wave of women dropping out of the workforce if the delta variant is not stopped. This would make the DSP hiring crisis even worse.
“I really do worry this will lead to a second wave of women leaving the labor force” economist Alicia Sasser Modesto, an associate professor at Northeastern University is quoted.
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In addition, a number of association conferences for the fall have been cancelled, switched to virtual, or are implementing vaccination and masking requirements.
- In Pennsylvania, a leading provider association has cancelled its annual conference
- In Michigan, another association has switched its in-person conference to virtual
- In Colorado, an association is still going ahead but with vaccination and masking requirements