Bright Horizons and OneTen Coalition Join Forces to Offer Child Care Services to Enable Black Talent to Thrive in the Workplace
According to the Bright Horizons’ “Workforce Education and Equity in the Workplace” report, 87% of working Americans feel learning new skills is important for success down the line, with 90% of Black workers believing such advances will be important for them to succeed in the future. Yet less than half of all employees have been able to pursue an education program in the last five years, stating money, time and busy personal lives as the biggest barriers to education.
“Everyone at every age deserves a great education. And inequitable access to education for Black Americans has led to inequities that have persisted for generations,” says Bright Horizons Chief Executive Officer
Through Bright Horizons’ flexible care services, participants in OneTen upskilling programs can book last-minute child and elder care to assist with unexpected situations. This offering is intended to remove one of the major barriers for Black talent pursing education programs to advance their careers.
“Securing a family-sustaining job is often half the battle for talent balancing many of life’s challenges,” says Maurice Jones, Chief Executive Officer of OneTen. “We understand the diversity of family needs Black talent may experience and are proud to invest in wraparound services that can enable them to thrive in all aspects of their lives and careers.”
Bright Horizons has been recognized for its work in promoting inclusion and diversity, including being named in Forbes’ list of “America’s Best Employers for Diversity,” Fortune’s “Best Workplaces for Diversity,” the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index, and the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index, which has recognized the company for 17 consecutive years.
Bright Horizons® is a leading global provider of high-quality early education and child care, back-up care, and workforce education services. For more than 30 years, we have partnered with employers to support workforces by providing services that help working families and employees thrive personally and professionally. Bright Horizons operates approximately 1,000 early education and child care centers in
Source: Bright Horizons