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19 of the best job perks and benefits millennials have that their parents didn't

Business Insider Logo By Myelle Lansat of Business Insider | Slide 1 of 20: Companies are offering unique workplace perks and benefits that weren't available 30 years ago, perhaps to lure or cater to millennials.Some of the latest perks include paid time off for new pet owners and companies covering the costs of egg freezing for women.Student loan repayment programs are also popular among young workers, with one survey reporting 45% of employees considering it the most desirable benefit. Unemployment rates are near an 18-year low in August, indicating a promising time in the job market. With increasing job selection, millennials on the hunt for a career have an opportunity to survey a company's benefits when deciding between jobs, instead of accepting the first offer. There are several workplace benefits that can set a company apart from its competitors that weren't available 30 years ago.Parental leave wasn't required in the US until 1993. Today, mothers and fathers are being offered weeks and even months of paid leave to spend time with their newborns.  "Fur-ternity" leave for new pet parents was probably never even considered decades ago. And with rising student loan debt, companies like PWC and IBM are helping employees repay their college debt. Below are some of the best work perks millennials have today that their parents didn't.

  • Companies are offering unique workplace perks and benefits that weren't available 30 years ago, perhaps to lure or cater to millennials.
  • Some of the latest perks include paid time off for new pet owners and companies covering the costs of egg freezing for women.
  • Student loan repayment programs are also popular among young workers, with one survey reporting 45% of employees considering it the most desirable benefit.
  • Unemployment rates are near an 18-year low in August, indicating a promising time in the job market.

    With increasing job selection, millennials on the hunt for a career have an opportunity to survey a company's benefits when deciding between jobs, instead of accepting the first offer.

    There are several workplace benefits that can set a company apart from its competitors that weren't available 30 years ago.

    Parental leave wasn't required in the US until 1993. Today, mothers and fathers are being offered weeks and even months of paid leave to spend time with their newborns. "Fur-ternity" leave for new pet parents was probably never even considered decades ago. And with rising student loan debt, companies like PWC and IBM are helping employees repay their college debt.

    Below are some of the best work perks millennials have today that their parents didn't.

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