Amazon rolls out backup child care for employees
Amazon plans to subsidize 10 days of child care for all its workers, a move to make returning to work easier as thepandemic continues.
Employees will be able to access child care at a center for $25 per day, or in-home care for a child or adult for $5 an hour, Amazon said in a blog post on Tuesday. The perk is meant as a backup option in cases where a worker’s existing arrangements fall through.
“We’ve heard from our employees that access to affordable family care, for both children and adults, is particularly challenging during the COVID crisis and we are committed to support them in this unprecedented time,” Beth Galetti, Amazon senior vice president of Human Resources, said in the post.