Jackson Lab to build onsite child care facility

According to employee surveys conducted by the lab, the second largest issue they face – right after housing – is day care. Those findings echo similar sentiments expressed in a report by the Maine Center for Economic Policy, identifying child care as one of the top issues the state of Maine should address. 

Laid out in the “State of Working Maine” report, one in eight mothers were out of the workforce due to a lack of child care during August of last year. Now some employers, like the lab, are creating solutions to those problems exacerbated by the pandemic. 

Click here to read the full story, first published September 14, 2022 in the Mount Desert Islander.