February 21, 2023

Warren unveils bill to subsidize child care — after making Taunton mom a face of the issue

Denise Coffey ,

Cape Cod Times

The scarcity of child care facilities and qualified workers to staff them is costing Massachusetts families $1.7 billion a year in lost wages due to missing work or reduced work hours, according to the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation.

Additionally, employers are losing $812 million a year in low productivity and employee turnover and replacement costs because workers cannot find adequate child care, according to the foundation.