Childcare problems can be numerous. Some workers have difficulty affording childcare, and may decide that low wages will not cover the cost. 2nd or 3rd shift childcare may be hard to find. The location of available care may be logistically difficult. And when a child is sick, the worker may be unable to find an alternative and may miss work.
Offer childcare search and referral services to your workers. Child Care Resources, Inc. offers free childcare referrals as well as information on childcare subsidy. www.childcareresourcesinc.org
Consider shift changes if availability of 2nd or 3rd shift care is a problem. Additionally, consider the possibility of staff working from home, if this is a viable option.