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A new report quantifies the cost of women pulling back from work to care for kids during the pandemic.
Hiring is down overall, but up for e-commerce jobs. Warehouse and shelf-stocking jobs have tripled compared to past years.
Pulling back from work can put parents behind indefinitely on their career tracks.
Nationally, there is no requirement to do so.
It's the latest example of how the pandemic is exacerbating inequality.
The programs have been historically underutilized, but interest has increased during the pandemic.
A California bill that would have extended those protections to house cleaners, nannies and elder care workers was vetoed by Gov. Gavin Newsom.
But some may leave before they are financially prepared for retirement.
California has regulations, but it's been hard to get PPE to workers in the fields. There's no federal standard.