Starbucks Help Baristas with Backup Childcare
STARBUCKS ANNOUNCES NEW BENEFITS: IT WILL PROVIDE WORKERS WITH 10 SUBSIDIZED BACKUP CARE DAYS FOR CHILDREN OR ADULTS
(CNN) – Starbucks is offering employees a new family care benefit.
It announced Tuesday workers will receive 10 subsidized backup care days for children or elders.
The company is offering the benefit with the help of care.com, a digital platform connecting caregivers with people who need them.
Workers can choose to pay a dollar an hour for in-home care of kids or elders or five dollars a day for each child at a center.
After the ten days, workers pay the full cost for services offered by care.com.
Starbucks notes two million parents quit their jobs in 2016 due to a lack of child care, citing data from the National Survey of Children’s Health.
A spokesman said this offering is the, “Final piece of the puzzle” of a new set of benefits announced by the company in January.
They include giving all baristas sick leave plus $500.00 in stock grants.
And higher wages and paid parental leave for up to six weeks.