Tech-focused brokerage ZipRealty Inc. has announced that it will offer honorably discharged U.S. Army soldiers interviews that could lead to employment through the U.S. Army’s Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) program.
“At ZipRealty, our business is all about finding people a home that’s right for them, much like PaYS helps soldiers find a workplace ‘home’ that’s right for them after they’ve served their country,” said Lanny Baker, CEO and president of ZipRealty, in a statement. “We’re proud to provide returning soldiers with a career option in the booming real estate sector, which offers limitless opportunities for success to outgoing professionals.”
ZipRealty said in the announcement that it increased its agent count by 13 percent in 2013, and that hiring more agents is a “top priority” for the firm in 2014.
Some other real estate players have also recently introduced initiatives aimed at helping U.S. veterans. In January, co-founders of the real estate franchise giant Re/Max donated $2 million to establish a scholarship fund for U.S. veterans attending Colorado State University. And a National Association of Realtors affiliate launched a program in November 2013 designed to help veterans build a career in the real estate land business.