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Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite Program

Health Equity Considerations

Participating worksites in Texas include a mix of small and large employers, with 71% of worksites having 50 or fewer employees and 10% of worksites having from 500 to more than 25,000 employees. Most worksites (84%) are in urban settings (50,000 or more people), with 8% in large rural towns (10,000 to 49,999 people), 5% in small rural towns (2,500 to 9,999 people), and 3% in isolated rural towns (fewer than 2,500 people). Worksites represent the full spectrum of industries from the North American Industry Classification System, with heavy representation from the Social Assistance (44.3%), Public Administration (25.8%) and Health Care (16%) industries. These industries have been targeted for the MFWP because they serve large, diverse populations, including low-income families with young children. Based on review of the U.S. Census Equal Opportunity Employment Tabulation Detailed Census Occupation by Industry, Sex, and Race/Ethnicity for worksites in the United States, participating worksites have diverse employee populations. Based on national averages, 62% of MFWP worksites are from industries that have employee populations that are greater than 66% female; 51% of worksites are from industries that have employee populations that are 10% or more Hispanic; and 87% of worksites are from industries that have employee populations that are more than 15% non-Hispanic Black.