Freedom Mortgage continues growth, plans hiring spree

Freedom Mortgage announced on Thursday it has planned an aggressive hiring spree.

The Martlon-based non-bank mortgage company said it will add 3,000 mortgage and support professionals over the next six months to help meet the increased demand for mortgage refinancing and loan servicing. It is also expanding its operations in Oregon and Florida, and has entered the Texas, Michigan and Virginia market through acquisitions.

“As our business continues to expand, robust recruiting efforts have been necessary to ensure we’re able to provide our customers with the type of top-notch service Freedom is known for, regardless of their home financing needs,” Freedom Mortgage CEO Stanley C. Middleman said. “Whether it’s keeping up with growing demand for home refinancings or helping borrowers through forbearances, we are committed to having the staff on hand to give every borrower the best possible experience.”

The company said it generated $8 billion in originations in May and $11 billion in June, a new monthly volume record.

There have already been 1,200 new employees added to Freedom Mortgage’s roster since March, bringing its total employee count to more than 7,000 nationwide.