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Grants Help Employers Attract and Retain Employees
MADISON -- The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) recently provided $30,000 for Child care Employer Outreach Grants. Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) Agencies in Wisconsin received the grants to assist businesses in conducting needs assessments and determining what child care supports work best for employers in attracting and retaining quality employees.
"Research and employer testimonials indicate that child care investments enhance an employer’s ability to recruit and retain employees, lower turnover rates, increase productivity and strengthen community relations," said DWD Secretary Jennifer Reinert. "DWD is committed to providing a variety of resources to employers in an effort to further strengthen the workforce and provide quality child care, as well as other options, for working families in the state."
With this pilot project, the CCR&R agencies will develop new services or enhance existing employer services by:
Grant recipients and amounts include: Child Care Connection, Inc., Wausau; Child Care Partnership Resource and Referral Center, Eau Claire; 4C Community Coordinated Child Care, Inc., Milwaukee; and Family Resources, Inc., La Crosse each received a $5,000 grant and the Wisconsin Child Care Resource and Referral Network, a statewide facility based in Madison, received a $10,000 grant to develop support services to assist employers and CCR&R’s in conducting needs assessments and creating child care retention models.
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