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By Don C. Brunell
Freelance Columnist 

Student Loan Assistance Attractive Employer Benefit

 

January 16, 2020



Employers are looking at additional benefits to help workers who are stressed out over paying rent, transportation and food, and student loans. Even though job numbers and wages have increased, too often there just isn’t enough money to make ends meet, particularly in high cost-of-living cities such as New York, San Francisco and Seattle.

The anxiety is particularly high among millennials, people born between 1980 and 1994. They struggle from paycheck to paycheck.

For example, young tech-savvy people may earn higher wages in Seattle, but find the cost of housing in Austin is half that of...



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