Thursday, September 30, 2010 at 4:44 PM
Chase Bank plans to launch a new mortgage operations center in Cleveland that will employ up to 175 full time employees. ideastream's Bill Rice reports.
Chase plans to hold a jobs fair next week for people qualified to serve as closers, processors, underwriters and team managers for its new center in downtown Cleveland.
Chase Spokeswoman Mary Kay Bean the added personnel will build on its previous expansion plans.
BEAN: "We had announced about a year ago that we were going to add additional loan officers in our branches. So the folks who are going to be hired in Cleveland will actually be supporting them. They'll be processing those loan applications and getting closing packages ready for those mortgage officers."
Bean says historically low interest rates are encouraging many mortgage borrowers to refinance. In fact, she says, refinancing makes up about three quarters of its current mortgage business.
Chase will be hiring additional personnel in Columbus too. Information on its jobs fairs can be found at jpmorganchase.com/careers.