Chamber Advocates Family Forward NC

North Carolina
This article originally appeared July 2, 2018 on the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce blog. When it comes to building a talented workforce, it’s best to start early. With that understanding, the Asheville Chamber recently hosted a public policy luncheon…

Pew Research: Fathers Need Family-Friendly Workplaces Too

As fathers become more engaged with caring for children, they’re also more challenged to balance work and home life, according to the Pew Research Center.Earlier this month, Pew celebrated Father’s Day with “7 Facts About American Dads,” a review…

Low Unemployment Leaves States Competing for Talent

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

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.