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Starbucks To Offer Backup Daycare Options For US Workers

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Starbucks To Offer Backup Daycare Options For US Workers
The coffee company announced Tuesday its U.S. workers will receive 10 subsidized backup care days for children or elders.
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Starbucks will start chipping in when its employees need backup daycare services. 

The coffee company announced Tuesday its U.S. workers will receive 10 subsidized backup care days for children or adults. 

It's a joint effort with Care.com, a digital platform that connects caregivers with people who need them. The move is meant to help out when regularly-planned care falls through. 

Here's how it'll work: Starbucks workers will have the choice to pay $1/hour for in-home care or $5/day at a daycare center for each child or adult. Once the 10 subsidized days are up, employees will have to pay the full cost for Care.com services. 

Subsidized care is considered a rare benefit in the U.S. jobs market. The National Survey of Children's Health said nearly 2 million parents quit their jobs in 2016 due to a lack of care services. And AARP reports 1 in 5 American workers are currently caring for aging loved ones

The company says the new offering is the last part of an expansive benefits package it rolled out in January.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.