Zillow announces plans to hire more than 2,000 employees nationwide in 2021
SEATTLE, March 11, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Zillow Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: Z and ZG), which is transforming the way people buy, sell, rent and finance homes, today announced plans to hire more than 2,000 employees across the country in 2021, increasing its total workforce by around 40%. This important recruiting goal was sparked by a year of impressive growth across the company and a historic year in the real estate industry.
The majority of new or upcoming positions in technology, mortgages and lending, product and software development and more are classified as remote and hybrid positions – open to applicants across the country. The new roles also include a mix of office and field roles. Many of these positions are now open and accepting applicants through the Zillow Careers Site.
Zillow was an early leader in the future of work as a one of the first companies to announce an extended work-from-home option for thousands of employees last year. Zillow has since officially launched its Distributed workforce model, which offers positions to current and potential employees in an office, field, remote or hybrid format. This model gives employees a myriad of benefits, including the flexibility to more easily balance personal and professional responsibilities and work where they are most comfortable and productive – whether in one of the offices. from Zillow or remotely.
“As we boldly reinvent the way we buy and sell homes for today’s digitally minded customer, Zillow is seizing the opportunity to reinvent the way we work,” says Dan Spaulding, Chief of Staff at Zillow. “Our distributed workforce model is a more inclusive, more personalized, more flexible and more efficient way of working. We are expanding our portfolio to attract more under-represented talent and provide career development opportunities that might not otherwise have existed for our employees.
Zillow’s distributed workforce model has also prompted a transformation of traditional onboarding practices, which has enabled Zillow to successfully onboard nearly 1,500 remote employees since March 2020, or roughly 28% of its current workforce. New practices like a “virtual open house for new hires” and a channel for new hires are just some of the many initiatives Zillow has put in place to support new hires. Zillow is committed to reinventing traditional recruiting and working standards and being a leader in the future of flexible working to achieve its ambitious recruiting goal for 2021.
Today’s hiring announcement follows the inclusion of Zillow in two prestigious indexes in the workplace, the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index and the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index. Both lists gave Zillow high marks for advancing policies and benefits that ensure equality for employees and their families and promoting a workplace in which all employees thrive.
About the Zillow Group:
Zillow Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: Z and ZG) is reinventing real estate to make it easier to unlock the next chapter in life.
As the most visited real estate website in United States, Zillow® and its affiliates provide customers with an on-demand experience of selling, buying, leasing or financing with transparency and a nearly transparent end-to-end service. Zillow Deals® buys and sells homes directly in dozens of markets across the country, allowing sellers to control their timing. Zillow Home Loans ™, our affiliate lender, offers our clients an easy option to secure pre-approved and secure financing for their next home purchase. Zillow recently launched Zillow Homes, Inc., a licensed brokerage entity, to streamline Zillow offerings transactions.
The brands, affiliates and subsidiaries of the Zillow group include Zillow®; Zillow® offers; Zillow Premier Agent®; Zillow Home Loans ™; Zillow Closing Services ™; Zillow Homes, Inc .; Trulia®; Out East®; StreetEasy® and HotPads®. Zillow Home Loans, LLC is an Equal Housing Lender, NMLS # 10287 (www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org).
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