By Shay Hughes
Chairman and CEO, Jason Hughes and I are constantly filled with so much appreciation for our hardworking, kind and dedicated team. One of the ways we try to relay our gratitude is by making sure we do everything in our power to help our team feel fulfilled, both professionally and personally. When we realized how many of our amazing team members hold debt from student loans we knew we had to take action.
With 26% of the United States workforce and 71% of 2017 graduates encumbered by loans, the topic of student loan debt is unfortunately an all-too-common issue that weighs heavily on the nation’s workforce, including those on our own team. Studies have shown that the #1 financial goal for college-educated workers is paying off their student debt, and we are proud to play a small part to help our team members achieve that goal!
We now offer student loan assistance in addition to the extensive list of benefits we provide team members, including full-coverage healthcare, early Fridays, extra paid time off during the holidays, assistance from world-renowned business coaches and more. Partnering with Peanut Butter Inc., Hughes Marino is able to provide monthly contributions to help tackle student loan debt, and are happy to report that we’ve received lots of positive feedback!
Peanut Butter Inc. has a lot to offer in addition to student loan assistance. Our team also has direct access to curated advice and insights to help them restructure their loans to save money, access to a refinancing marketplace designed to get them the best terms possible and counseling services when they might need to speak to someone about their situation. With 71% of our team members being millennials, it is truly a valuable resource to access at any time.
Jason and I will continue to make sure our team members are happy, fulfilled in their careers and can enjoy the journey personally and professionally! We understand the hardship student loan debt can have on those who are looking to make changes in their life such as buying a home or starting a family, and we are so happy that we can make a difference in the lives of our team.
Shay Hughes is president, COO, and owner of Hughes Marino, an award-winning commercial real estate company specializing in tenant representation and building purchases with offices across the nation. Shay writes about business leadership and company culture on her blog, Lead from Within. Contact Shay at 1-844-662-6635 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.