Even at $17 an hour, Juneau child care can't find workers


November 10, 2021

JUNEAU (AP) — Tribal and municipal government programs are trying to help child care providers in Juneau, but challenges remain even with higher wages and bonuses covered by the financial aid.

Little Eagles and Ravens Nest Child Care Center has advertised continuously for positions since opening in February 2020, before the pandemic took hold. Pay starts around $17 an hour, and entry-level jobs come with tribal government benefits.

“We now offer professional development courses and classes that we pay for. As well as … university credits that we would pay for. We have health insurance...

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