“We want to help job seekers dress for success by providing business clothing that gives them an extra boost of confidence when speaking with a prospective employer,” said Wendy Kemp, Director of Community Relations at Quicken Loans.
Detroit, MI (Vocus/PRWEB) March 30, 2011
In an effort to help Detroit-area adults make an impression on job interviews, Quicken Loans Inc., collected donations of business clothing to benefit Jackets for Jobs, a non-profit agency providing interview-appropriate attire, job retention support and more to low-income adults seeking employment.
“The Detroit area is rich with talented and dedicated folks who are ready to work and contribute, but some have fallen on hard times in today’s difficult economic conditions,” said Wendy Kemp, Director of Community Relations at Quicken Loans. “We want to help job seekers dress for success by providing business clothing that gives them an extra boost of confidence when speaking with a prospective employer.”
Quicken Loans, the 50-state lender of purchase and refinance mortgages, encouraged team members to donate ready-to-wear business attire, including spring and summer women’s and men’s suits, shirts, blouses, dresses, pants, dress shoes and new hosiery. In addition, accessories such as briefcases were also collected.
Since its inception in 2000, Jacket for Jobs has assisted more than 10,000 individuals, and has been recognized by Donald Trump, ABC’s "The "View,” NBC’s "Today Show,” Oprah's O Magazine, as well as numerous Michigan magazines and newspapers. To learn more about Jackets for Jobs, visit their website at http://www.jacketsforjobs.org.
About Quicken Loans Inc:
Quicken Loans Inc. is the nation’s largest online retail mortgage lender and among the five largest overall retail home lenders in the United States. The company closed a record $29 billion in retail home loan volume across all 50 states in 2010, and recently closed its 1 millionth loan. Quicken Loans employs approximately 3,700 team members and generates loan production from five web centers located in Michigan, Ohio and Arizona. The company also operates a centralized loan processing facility in Michigan as well as its San Diego-based One Reverse Mortgage unit. Quicken Loans ranked #1 in customer satisfaction among all home mortgage lenders in the United States by J.D. Power and Associates for 2010. “QuickenLoans.com” has been named “Best of the Web” by Forbes and Money magazines. The company also has been named to FORTUNE magazine’s list of the country’s “100 Best Companies To Work For” eight consecutive years, ranking as high as #2, and named in the top-15 of Computerworld magazine’s “100 Best Places to Work In Technology” for six years in a row. Quicken Loans ranked #1 in the Detroit Free Press’ ‘Top Workplaces of 2010’ List. The company recently moved its headquarters and 1,700 of its 3,700 full-time team members to downtown Detroit. For more information about Quicken Loans, please visit http://www.quickenloans.com.
About Rock Holdings Inc:
Rock Holdings Inc. is the parent company for several financial services related businesses and employs over 4,000 team members. These client-focused and technologically-driven companies include Quicken Loans, the nation’s largest online home lender and One Reverse Mortgage unit, the fastest growing reverse mortgage lender in America; Title Source, a nationwide leader of title insurance and settlement services; Quicken Loans Mortgage Services (QLMS), a mortgage origination platform servicing community banks and credit unions across the country; In-House Realty, the preferred real estate partner of Quicken Loans that matches clients with trusted real estate agents in all 50 states; and, Quizzle.com, the online innovator and website where consumers manage their home, money and credit. Rock Holdings, Inc. also recently moved its headquarters to downtown Detroit.
Jackets for Jobs, Inc.
Jackets for Jobs, Inc., a Michigan WORKS! Affiliate, is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides career skills training, employment etiquette and professional clothing to economically disadvantaged individuals seeking employment in the Metropolitan Detroit Area. For more information, please visit http://www.jacketsforjobs.org or email avaughn(at)jacketsforjobs(dot)org.
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