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Ibraiz Tarique, director of HR programs at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business is quoted in "Westchester County Business Journal" speaking about student loan assistance

03/01/2018

Ibraiz Tarique, director of HR programs at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business is quoted in "Westchester County Business Journal" speaking about student loan assistance

Westchester County Business Journal: "New employee benefit: help with the student loan bill"

By Ryan Deffenbaugh

From "Westchester County Business Journal:"

...Ibraiz Tarique, director of HR programs at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business, said it’s important to view student loan assistance as part of an overall talent strategy that employers are adopting. Companies are often maxed out in the salaries they can offer to attract top talent, so they are getting creative with employee benefits.

“They’re trying to figure out ways to differentiate themselves and this is an emerging tool in attracting talent,” Tarique said. “And I think it will pick up as more companies, and smaller companies, realize it’s an important tool they can use.”

That could apply especially to Westchester County, which has a mix of industries requiring advanced degrees and skills, including headquarters for several Fortune 500 companies. Those employers are all competing for workers at a time when Westchester’s unemployment rate hovers below 5 percent.

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