Guaranteed Rate continues to make strides expanding its brand. This week the company announced it will add 22,000 square feet of office space to make room for its new Liftoff program, which will create approximately 280 new positions in Chicago this year.
Guaranteed Rate has exploded out of the new year with innovative programs to build their workforce. The company hired about 90 people in the first 90 days of 2017 alone, while over the last decade, they have more than quadrupled their employee count from 600 employees to 3,000. For its new Liftoff program, the company is widening its umbrella to bring on talent not necessarily familiar with the mortgage industry. Why? Because the program offers an instructional sales itinerary with guest lecturers and all the required certifications for loan originators. Graduates from the program will be working for the Online Division by originating loans from leads generated by the company’s digital marketing and advertising channels.
“Our company has grown by more than 25 percent over the last year and as a result we’ve created hundreds of job opportunities in Chicago and across the country,” says Guaranteed Rate Founder and CEO Victor Ciardelli. “The Liftoff program is an awesome opportunity to get into the industry and offers all of the tools to be successful in the field.”
What else is going on
This new Liftoff program is just one of the many ways that Guaranteed Rate continues to grow its business. In the last five years, the company’s workforce has doubled, its revenue rose more than 400 percent, and the dollar amount in loans funded has more than tripled. Guaranteed Rate has gained adoration from prominent figures in Chicago and Illinois for being an exemplary business.
“Guaranteed Rate is a hometown success story and I’m proud to see the company thriving here in Chicago where it was founded,” said Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
In addition to the loan originator positions available created by the Liftoff program, Guaranteed Rate is also hiring in other departments such as marketing, IT, and customer service.