Starbucks To Help With Child Care
Starbucks announced today that it will begin offering subsidized backup child care for all of its U.S. employees, including part-time workers. Starbucks has joined with Care.com to offer Care@Work, an online service connecting families and caregivers. All Starbucks partners (employees) who work at U.S. company-owned stores will receive 10 subsidized backup care days a year for kids and adults.
With more than 180,000 U.S. partners, Starbucks is among the largest retailers to offer this benefit. Under the program, employees will pay $1 for in-home care and $5 per day for daycare center fees. Just 4% of employers offer similar backup care subsidies.
A company pitching in money for employees' child care is an extremely rare benefit, so kudos to Starbucks!