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Survey Finds Greater Stress Among Working Parents During COVID-19, But Also Considerable Employer Support

  • Survey highlights some of the key issues experienced by working parents
  • Stress, longer working hours among most common problems
  • Employers can take steps to offer more flexibility while also being aware of issues that might cause working parents to see employment elsewhere

Summary by Dirk Langeveld

A Jobslist survey of 1,000 working parents has identified some of the most pressing issues this group has experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey also shared ways employers can provide assistance to employees who are juggling child care and career responsibilities.

  • Sixty-one percent of working parents reported experiencing higher stress levels, while 47 percent said they were working longer hours
  • Women generally reported more difficulties than men
  • Eighty-seven percent described their employer as supportive
  • Employers should take steps to be understanding and flexible with working parents, and be aware that stress has caused some to seek a new job for higher pay, better growth opportunities, or better heath benefits

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