As one of Detroit’s largest employers, Rocket Companies offers a wide range of different career possibilities and the Rocket Community Fund is working to make sure as many of those opportunities as possible are available to Detroit residents. As part of our joint $500 million commitment to Detroit, the Rocket Community Fund invests in creating access to opportunity through workforce development, higher education and employment. Lucky for us, this objective blends seamlessly with the Rocket Central Talent Acquisition team’s mission to attract and retain diverse, top-tier talent.
Last spring, we launched our first-ever Career Connections event, bringing hundreds of Detroit and Michigan-based high school and college students to our Rocket Companies headquarters for a day of learning, networking, and more. Our first Career Connections event was such a big success we hosted another one at the end of 2023. Check out the video below for highlights from the day!
Jonathan Pulley, Program Manager for Education and Employment on the Rocket Community Fund, led the event for the second time. “Our team works hand in hand with recruiting on Detroit hiring,” he said. “We believe that investing in Detroit talent goes beyond just the financial component, and is enriched by curating relevant events, programs and partnerships that supports both our business and career seekers. This event is one way that we look to highlight local partners and drive our shared hiring outcomes.”
Students had the chance to hear from senior leaders, including new Rocket Companies CEO Varun Krishna and Rocket Community Fund Executive Director Laura Grannemann. They also participated in workshops and asked questions during panels featuring both team members and leaders from Rocket Companies. Finally, they toured our offices and learned about the variety of business areas, roles and opportunities available. Overall, the event was designed to give talent deeper insight into viable career paths at Rocket Companies – with recruiters on hand to answer any questions about the business.