Target expands child care and parental leave benefits

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(CNN) — Target is expanding its employee benefits in hopes of attracting new workers.

The retailer announced on Monday that starting this fall, employees will receive 20 days of backup child care or elder care through a partner network.

In a press release, a Target representative stated:

“We’ve taken a strong position on minimum starting wages, but that’s just one facet of our team member experience,” says Melissa Kremer, chief human resources (HR) officer. “Our team finds so much support here to grow their skills and careers, make a difference in their communities, and take care of themselves and their families—including benefits that we’re enhancing to be more relevant across a breadth of life stages.”

Employees will be able to bring their child to an in-network day care center for $20 a day or pay a subsidized hourly rate for in-home care.

Target will also shift from offering its employees two weeks of paid parental leave to giving employees up to four weeks paid time off annually to care for a newborn or sick family member.

New moms at target will get an additional six to eight weeks of paid maternity leave, too.

To learn more about the new family care benefits, click here.

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