Two-thirds of working mothers have stopped working or now work less

Two-thirds of working mothers have stopped working or now work less, according to a new survey.

New research from TopCV, the world’s largest CV-writing service, has found that nearly two-thirds of working mothers have either stopped working (40 per cent) or reduced their hours (19 per cent) since the start of the pandemic.

TopCV surveyed 1,017 UK professionals to find out how the pandemic had affected their roles as workers and parents. Of the working mothers who were no longer working, almost a third said they either had to stop working or take a sabbatical in order to accommodate childcare. The remainder were forced to stop working due to redundancy.

The recent findings suggest that working parents are still not getting the flexibility needed to balance the demands of childcare with working life, despite earlier findings from TopCV revealing that increased flexibility is high on the list of employee wants for 2021.

Two-thirds of working mothers have stopped working or now work less