Today’s Solutions: May 28, 2024

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Empowering women in the electrical industry— A labor and wage gap solution

The demand for trained electricians has reached critical levels as the United States strives to shift away from fossil fuels and toward sustainable energy alternatives. Unfortunately, the electrical industry is still mainly male, with women accounting for a mere two percent of all electricians. Read More...

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Novel drug shows promise as treatment for postpartum depression

Women suffering from postpartum depression (PPD) may soon not find themselves in despair for long, as a novel medicine known as zuranolone shows promise in altering their lives. This prospective drug gives new mothers the possibility of a standalone treatment for PPD, a mood condition that affects Read More...

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This public library has the perfect desk for parents with small children

The staff at the Henrico County Public Library in Richmond, Virginia are paying close attention to the needs of their patrons, and thanks to them, a design weakness within their own walls has been identified and addressed. What’s the problem? The library catered to the surrounding community, Read More...

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A four day workweek? 10 reasons it’s a great idea

While enduring the global pandemic, many of us have had the chance to reassess our values and goals for our lives. This has set the scene for many companies, workplaces, and even entire countries to toy with the possibility of implementing a four-day workweek. We’ve shared several stories Read More...

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Saga becomes first UK firm to offer grandparental leave

The insurance firm and cruise ship operator for individuals over 50, Saga, has made a radical move to offer its staff a week of paid grandparental leave—the first in the UK to do so. The firm also promises to open its nursery to grandchildren to support those of their staff who are already Read More...

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Competitive wages and benefits: A restaurant’s labor shortage experiment

Florida voted last year to approve a new $15 minimum wage, and although the increase will be incrementally implemented, one popular chain restaurant is adopting higher wages and benefits early as a way to address their labor shortage. According to ​​Caribbean-food chain Pollo Tropical, boosting Read More...

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Olympian Allyson Felix is sponsoring childcare for other athletes

Being a mom is a full-time job, so working moms know that striking the perfect balance between their professional lives and their children is close to impossible. This is especially true for female athletes who are constantly pushing themselves physically and mentally and still must fulfill the Read More...

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Quebec demonstrates the efficacy of universal childcare

Earlier this week, we discussed how universal preschool can make early education more accessible for all. One country demonstrating the benefits of this subsidized educational opportunity is Quebec, where universal childcare is making both education and the professional world more Read More...

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Shared domestic work offered more job security for women during pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic has especially affected mothers and caregivers, as the loss of childcare options and in-person schooling, combined with the lack of adequate policies providing paid leave and job flexibility forces them to put their careers on the back burner to be there for their Read More...

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Three small ways to support parents working from home

It can be tough to motivate and focus if you’re working from home. Keeping kids entertained at home makes it all the more difficult. Large companies, like Goldman Sachs, are offering extra childcare leave days, but even small businesses with more limited budgets are finding solutions to help out Read More...