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In a tight labor market, some companies offer student loan repayment help as a perk

Carrie Jung Feb 27, 2019
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About 60 percent of those who went to college had to take out student loans to pay for it. 
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Budgeting for a student loan payment each month is something a lot of people can relate to: these days, about 70 percent of college graduates enter the workforce facing some level of student debt. That increasingly common experience has some companies starting to include student loan repayment programs in their benefits package. They’re finding it’s one way to get an edge on new hires in a tight labor market. 

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