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Childcare main barrier for unemployed parents

Eighty-six per cent of unemployed parents want to return to work, though many experience difficulty in finding roles that fit around their childcare routines.

According to a survey commissioned by budget hotel chain Travelodge, 59% of mums and dads who want to return to work struggle to find jobs that fit around their school run.

Sixty-one per cent are apprehensive about returning to work because they have lost their confidence while staying at home to raise a family, the YouGov poll of 457 parents found. Despite this, 67% still want to climb the career ladder.

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January 30, 2019

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