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Biden to Require Chip Makers Getting Funds to Provide Child Care

  • Options include building new day-centers, payments to workers
  • Commerce Department to announce rules for incentives Tuesday
Joe Biden

Joe Biden

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The Biden administration will require companies that tap $39 billion in funding for semiconductor manufacturing to provide affordable child care for their workers, under rules due to be published Tuesday. 

The regulations will mandate that firms receiving incentives under the Chips and Science Act, passed last year, take steps such as building day-care facilities near new manufacturing sites, or giving workers money to pay the costs through existing local options, according to the Commerce Department, which is in charge of the law’s implementation.