Exacerbated by pandemic, child care crisis hampers economy
October 28, 2021
SEATTLE (AP) — After Bryan Kang's son was born in July, the occupational therapist and his wife, a teacher, started looking for child care in the Los Angeles area. The couple called eight day care centers: Some didn't have spots for months; others stopped taking their calls and some never answered at all.
So with no viable options, Kang scrambled to find a new job that would allow him to work remotely.
"I told my manager, 'Hey, by the end of the month, I have to transition out,'" Kang said. "They were very supportive and very understanding because they're all mothers. But now there's one...