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Google will assist workers repay scholar loans amid ‘debt disaster’

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Google will help employees pay off student loans amid 'debt crisis'

Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks on the firm’s 2016 Google I/O convention in Mountain View, Calif.

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Google’s newest worker perk to draw expertise is assist with scholar loans.

Beginning in 2021, Google will match as much as $2,500 per full-time worker per 12 months towards their scholar mortgage funds, John Casey, Google’s director of World Advantages informed workers Thursday, in keeping with an inside e mail considered by AnotherBillionaire Information.

“Faculty levels are out of attain for too many individuals around the globe, and the hovering scholar mortgage debt disaster has widened an already pervasive wealth hole, globally,” Casey stated in Thursday’s e mail. He added that People, particularly, face a scholar mortgage deficit upward of $1.5 trillion {dollars}, which he stated is twice what it was a decade in the past. 

The corporate’s new perk goals to assist college students save the additional cash to allow them to do issues like buy a house or begin a household, Casey stated in a Thursday weblog put up.

Google will roll out the brand new profit within the U.S. first, however plans to broaden to workers globally. Throughout This autumn, the corporate will “accumulate further info to tell the rollout,” Casey stated within the e mail. “It will get sophisticated with completely different lenders nation by nation,”  he added. 

The brand new perk comes as the corporate, whose well-known in-office perks aren’t accessible throughout distant work, competes in opposition to tech corporations like Fb and Apple for younger tech expertise. The price of residing is especially costly within the San Francisco Bay Space,the place the majority of tech corporations and workers are headquartered.

Casey informed workers the most recent announcement is an growth of its schooling reimbursements for workers, and that it partnered with Google’s worker useful resource teams Black Googler Community and Black Management Advisory Group, which he credited for “serving to us to get this completed.”

“As a result of the burden of scholar loans weighs disproportionately on communities of colour and girls, this can be a step towards constructing a extra equitable Google too,” Casey stated in Thursday’s e mail. 

The brand new perk will not apply to Google’s roughly 130,000 contractors and temp staff — simply to the corporate’s roughly 123,000 full-time workers.

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