Mortgage Lender Guaranteed Rate Creating 100 New Positions Over Next Year for Its Liftoff Training Program in Orange County, California; Networking Ev
Chicago/Irvine, Calif., Sept. 12, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Guaranteed Rate, one of the largest independent retail mortgage lenders in the nation, is creating approximately 100 new positions in Orange County, California over the next year for its Liftoff loan origination training program at the Irvine office location. This program will replicate the successful Liftoff training model in place at the company’s headquarters in the city of Chicago. The Liftoff program requires no previous mortgage industry experience and offers an instructional sales itinerary including guest lecturers and examination prep for loan originator licensing. Liftoff graduates will originate loans for the Online Division from leads generated via the company's digital marketing and advertising channels.
Interested candidates can meet the team and learn more at a networking event on Del Frisco’s gorgeous patio (772 Spectrum Center Drive, Irvine) on September 12 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. The evening will include food, beverages and a mini seminar on how job seekers can brand themselves and become better positioned for a successful job search.
"Our company has grown exponentially and we’re thrilled to be bringing jobs to our Southern California location," says Guaranteed Rate Founder and CEO Victor Ciardelli. “This program will mirror the proven training model we’ve built in Chicago. This is an awesome opportunity to get into the mortgage industry and offers all of the tools to be successful in the field.”
The company’s exponential growth has fueled it workforce expansion. Over the last decade, Guaranteed Rate has more than quadrupled its employee count, going from 680 employees in 2006 to nearly 3,400 today. Its revenue has grown from about $43 million in 2006 to nearly $778 million in 2016. In terms of loans funded, the company funded $3 billion in 2006 compared to almost $23 billion in 2016. In the last five years, Guaranteed Rate's workforce has doubled, its revenue rose more than 400 percent, and the dollar amount in loans funded more than tripled.
"Guaranteed Rate is a success story and I'm thrilled that its growth will benefit the Irvine community," says Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Bryan Starr. "Irvine is a great place to do business and we look forward to the company increasing its reach in Orange County. The creation of more than 100 new positions with high income potential and full benefits is exciting news for Irvine’s workforce.”
In addition to the Liftoff positions, Guaranteed Rate is also hiring for other roles in Southern California such as Human Resources, IT and Operations. Open positions at Guaranteed Rate can be found at Rate.com/careers.