FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Nicole Bell, Communications Manager
Area employers recognize need for childcare, transportation, and other supports but have trouble finding resources to enact them.
SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN, Survey results show employers recognized the need for employee support programs to help reduce turnover and nearly half are working to provide some form of program to their employees.
Through a recent survey analysis conducted by the Workforce Intelligence Network (WIN) on behalf of Michigan Works! Southeast, results show both employers that do and do not offer employee supports, transportation and child care were noted as being a major concern for retention. The survey continues to highlight that 72 percent of firms without formal supports typically recognize the usefulness but cite logistics or small businesses as barriers to implementation.
“We are aware of this immediate need for our employers and have a proven model to help reduce turnover,” said Bill Sleight, Director of Michigan Works! Southeast. “We are supporting Business Resource Networks throughout our region. Over the last six months these networks have helped over 600 employees retain their jobs by providing key supports to help them overcame problems that impact their productivity and attendance,” Sleight said. For more information on employee supports, visit www.mwse.org/business-resource-networks.
Michigan Works! Southeast is part of a statewide network of organizations that contributes to the economic prosperity of our communities by developing a strong, talented workforce. The agency serves businesses and jobseekers in the counties of Hillsdale, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston and Washtenaw.