Low Unemployment Leaves States Competing for Talent

Trends
Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor announced that for the first time in 20 years, there are more job openings than people looking for work. Because of this trend, states (including North Carolina) are battling to attract talented workers…

Slate: Companies Must Address Child Care Needs to Stay Competitive

Trends
As more parents enter the workforce, the need to educate and care for our next generation of employees during their critical first 2,000 days is more important than ever, according to a May 7 Slate article. The good news: more employers are providing their employees with child care options, and they're noticing big benefits to their bottom line. 

Business Leaders Talk Family Friendly Benefits at Institute for Emerging Issues' Forum

North Carolina
Business leaders from across the state came together February 6 at the Institute for Emerging Issues' kidoNomiCs forum to share their experiences incorporating family-friendly practices into their own business and to share Family Forward NC's new research, which shows that both North Carolina employers and employees see great value in deepening family-friendly business practices.