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CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Marines on Okinawa are looking for a few good child-care workers.

Marine Corps Community Services issued an urgent call Friday to child-care providers for several openings on Okinawa Marine bases.

Shari Jenson, an MCCS spokeswoman, said there are “many vacancies” for training and curriculum specialists; child, youth and teen program technicians; program assistants in Child Development Centers and School Age Care Programs; and recreational aides and assistants in the MCCS youth and teen centers.

They also are looking for certified Family Day Care providers.

“If you care about children and have their development, future, and best interest at heart, then you’re exactly the type of warm, caring professional MCCS wants on their team,” Jenson said in a press release.

“One of the largest issues facing working parents in the United States is reliable child care, and here on Okinawa the story is no different,” Jenson said in the release. MCCS is looking for people who “understand the importance of childcare in the military community.”

She said the Family Day Care program provides an opportunity for people to earn an income while caring for children in the comfort of their government-provided quarters.

The release said that the MCCS provides benefits for the child care providers, such as training and certification, competitive salaries and complete benefit packages including a 401(k) retirement plan and tuition reimbursement.

For more information, apply online at www.mccsokinawa.com or call DSN 645-2174.

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