The majority of employees don't feel safe returning to work
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- While there's a big push to reopen the
economyfrom lawmakers, workers themselves don't feel safe returning to business as usual.
- The majority of workers don't want to return to their workplaces, citing safety concerns over the coronavirus as their top reason, a recent
- About 57% of professionals don't feel safe returning to work yet, LinkedIn found, and 63% of professionals would choose to continue working from home if given the choice to return.
- Parents are more worried about their offices reopening before the end of the year than adults without kids, per the survey.
- This is likely due to concerns about finding adequate
childcare, previous research shows.
- A LinkedIn survey shows 30% of working professionals with school-aged children at home right now feel they do not have the necessary childcare available to return to work. And 60% of workers say their employers have not made accommodations to their work schedules to help with parenting duties.
- Parents are also much more worried about work efficiency compared with those without kids, the survey found.
- The struggle to find adequate childcare could have long-term impacts on women's
- Millions of women are likely to take up more unpaid labor in parenting or may even drop out of the labor force to raise their children.
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