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40% of Working Parents Reduced Hours or Quit Jobs During Pandemic

40% of Working Parents Reduced Hours or Quit Jobs During Pandemic

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A recent survey by FlexJobs has found that 40% of working parents had to quit or cut back on hours since the pandemic. This was because the closure of schools has forced many to juggle work, childcare and help in their children’s education.Quit or Work Less: Of those surveyed, some 25% have voluntarily cut their hours and 15% have quit entirely. Of those who quit, 38% don’t plan to rejoin the workforce. An additional 5% said their partner had to either reduce their hours or quit.The survey highlights the impact of working remotely during the era of COVID-19 and the need for employee support among businesses. The Impact of COVID-19 on Working Parents Even though times are hard financially, most families are forced to make even harder decisions. Childcare is the biggest challenge becau...