WTS International Commends President Biden’s Executive Order on Expanding Access to Childcare

As an organization representing over 8,500 transportation professionals in the United States and Canada, workforce development is a continued priority for WTS International. Without access to high-quality, reliable, and affordable childcare, the future of our industry is tremendously impacted.  As noted by President Biden at this week’s Executive Order signing, “It’s not just how important the care economy is to the entire economy, it’s when people have to leave the labor force or can’t enter it in the first place because of caregiving responsibility, they can’t fully participate in the economy, and that drags down the whole nation’s productivity and growth overall.”

We applaud the Administration’s order, which issues more than 50 directives across nearly every Cabinet-level agency in an effort to expand access to long-term care and childcare and support for caregivers. WTS continues to support family-friendly work policies and will include childcare services next month at the 2023 WTS Annual Conference.

Read President Biden’s full remarks here, and the Executive Order here.