‘Trying to Job Hunt Just Felt Almost Comical’: 3 Moms on Balancing Job Search and Child Care Amid the Pandemic

CNBC | Courtney Connley

“I remember having an interview in my parents’ basement, trying to close the door and my kid is yelling to come in. At that moment, I was like ‘I don’t have a choice right now.’ The reality was that the other components of my life outweighed [a full-time job].”

Three mothers share how the closure of child care programs made it more difficult to find employment opportunities. Some mothers experienced stigma while trying to return to the workforce while others felt caregiving outweighed any full-time job commitment.

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