Bridging Gaps for Working Families

Our Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce joins in support of United Way of Greater Chattanooga’s efforts to create more family-friendly workplaces.

During its campaign kickoff event at Westin Chattanooga on Tuesday, United Way unveiled a new initiative known as United for Working Families

United Way underscored the importance of investing in early childhood and supporting working parents.

Dana Suskind, author of Parent Nation: Unlocking Every Child’s Potential, Fulfilling Society’s Promise, keynoted the event attended by community leaders including Weston Wamp, Hamilton County mayor.

A video featuring Charles Wood, president, CEO, Chattanooga Chamber highlighted Lync Logistics’ family-friendly business practice.

Along with being a leading logistics provider, Lync Logistics is also among the top 38% of Tennessee businesses offering paid paternal leave and top 3% of Tennessee businesses allowing children to accompany their parents at work.

Watch the video below to learn how Lync Logistics nurtures businesses and family values:

Discover How Lync Logistics Nurtures Both Business and Family Values

According to a new study commissioned by United Way, nearly 40% of Hamilton County families struggle to pay their bills, and 1 out of 4 new parents in the workforce return to their jobs only two weeks after the birth of their child.

In an effort to close these gaps, Chattanooga United Way partnered with Best Place for Working Parents to survey and measure local employers on a range of family-friendly practices.

Best Place for Working Parents evaluates employers based on their flexibility, child care and family assistance, wellness benefits, and overall economic stability.

The study enables local employers to benchmark themselves against others while serving as a means to showcase family-friendly initiatives and further support for working parents.

Local businesses are encouraged to take stock of their family-friendly practices and help close disparities for Tennessee’s working parents.

Take the assessment, here.

Learn more about Chattanooga United Way, here.

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