Syreeta Redcross of Allentown takes care of her five children on her wages at a local logistics company.
The pay is relatively low, so the 28-year-old often has to scrape to afford the basics — like diapers for her kids. She relies on subsidized day care to be able to hold down a job at all.
Redcross stopped by the PA CareerLink Lehigh Valley job fair on Wednesday looking for a better-paying job.
“It’s very challenging,” she said. “It’s a struggle out there.”
Redcross’ struggles are far from unique, according to findings released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau.