About 19,000 people currently working for Rocket Companies Inc. will begin returning to work on June 7, operating under a hybrid workplace model, according to a recent story in The Detroit News. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will lift orders requiring remote work next week.
According to the story by Breana Noble, employees who said they would work more effectively in the office will be the first to return. When they return, they will be working two to three days in-person each week. Rocket will recall its remaining employees in Cleveland; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Phoenix by the end of June.
“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 said in a statement cited by the publication. “We are pairing these lessons with the enhanced collaboration, innovation and relationship building that comes with being in person.”
Rocket is not the only major lender that is starting to welcome back employees. Noble pointed out that United Wholesale Mortgage Holdings Corp. also announced that it will begin recalling its workforce in June.