The student loan company Nelnet is expanding in Omaha.
Nelnet spokesman Joe Popevus says the expansion is necessary because its federal student loan servicing business is rapidly growing. In 2012 they serviced $82-billion and 5-million students. In 2013 the numbers increased to $113 billion and six million students. That is a 37% increase.
Nelnet plans to hire 250 new employees over the next few months with the first 25 new hires happening in September. Their facility is located in west Omaha.