Rocket Companies, the parent company of Quicken Loans, began bringing employees back to its Detroit offices on June 7 under a new hybrid work model, the Detroit News reported.
Most employees will work two to three days in-office and staff who feel they work more productively in the office than remotely have been the first to be recalled, the news publication wrote.
“Over the past 15 months, Rocket Companies learned that our organization can be incredibly effective, set records and provide industry-leading client service — all while having the flexibility that comes with working remotely,” Rocket CEO Jay Farner was cited by the newspaper as saying in a statement. “We are pairing these lessons with the enhanced collaboration, innovation and relationship building that comes with being in person.”
The company will recall 5,000 employees in three U.S. cities: Cleveland; Charlotte, North Carolina and Phoenix, according to the Detroit News. United Wholesale Mortgage Holding Corporation, Rocket’s local rival, will start bringing staff into the office in June as well and expects its almost 9,000 employees to return fully to in-person work over five weeks starting June 14, Detroit News added.
Rocket Company is Detroit’s largest employer, with 19,000 workers.