April 17, 2021

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Zillow sets ambitious hiring goal for 2021

Zillow Group has announced plans to bolster its total workforce by 40% as the firm continues to ride the strong wave of demand for housing.

The real estate giant said in a Press release that it intends to recruit more than 2,000 employees nationwide – boosting its headcount by approximately 40%. The expansion offers job opportunities in mortgage, technology, product and software development. The new roles are categorized as remote and hybrid positions, including a mix of in-office and field roles.

Last year, Zillow extended the work-from-home option for its employees and launched its Distributed Workforce Model, which gives its staff more work flexibilities. According to the firm, the model has enabled it to onboard nearly 1,500 employees remotely since March 2020.

“Zillow is committed to reimagining traditional recruiting and working norms and being a leader in the future of flexible work to meet its ambitious hiring goal for 2021,” the company said in a statement.

“While we boldly reimagine how to buy and sell homes for today’s digitally-minded customer, Zillow is seizing the opportunity to reimagine how we work,” said Zillow Chief People Officer Dan Spaulding. “Our Distributed Workforce Model is a more inclusive, more personalized, more flexible, more efficient way of working. We are broadening our pipelines to attract more underrepresented talent and are providing career development opportunities that may have not otherwise existed for our employees.”