Employer Survey: Impact of Childcare on Business and the Workforce

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Employer Survey:
A Message From Gene Barr & Andrea Heberlein
Dear Pennsylvania business leader,
Prior to the pandemic, Pennsylvania suffered a $3.47B economic impact annually due to breakdowns in childcare (U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, 2019). This staggering figure represents losses in tax revenue and costs directly correlated to employee absences and turnover.
The Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry and the Pennsylvania Early Learning Investment Commission are committed to understanding the additional impact that COVID-19 has on businesses and their working families. Additionally, we hope to learn what strategies are being implemented to support childcare needs, and importantly, what resources are needed to help businesses navigate workforce childcare options.
We know that many of you are understandably experiencing “survey fatigue.” Therefore, we are extremely grateful for the 10-12 minutes of your time to complete the Impact of Childcare on Business and the Workforce survey by April 22, 2021. Your responses are instrumental to guiding regional and statewide solutions. Individual responses will be kept completely confidential.
Here is the survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3775SGY
Please reach out with any questions you may have regarding the survey or related issues.
Gene Barr, President and CEO, PA Chamber of Business and Industry, gbarr@pachamber.org
Andrea Heberlein, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Early Learning Investment Commission, andrea@paearlylearning.com
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