SB 5774 improves childcare access and hiring

Mar 28, 2024
Written by WR Communications

Governor Inslee signed SB 5774 bill into law on Tuesday, March 26, which will go into effect immediately. The bill, introduced by Senator Andy Billig (D-3), will make background check services more accessible and speed up hiring for childcare providers.

Retailers recognize one of the greatest barriers for employees and those looking for employment is access to quality, affordable, and accessible childcare.

According to a 2023 report, the lack of affordable childcare ends up costing the United States $122 billion per year.

WR strongly supported SB 5774 throughout the 2024 session, advocating the measure as a meaningful step forward to improve Washington’s economy and help working families.


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