Zillows has already hired 10,700 workers for its Seattle office, which will help it open more offices around the world, and is planning on hiring 10,500 more this year.
“We’ve got a lot of people working in Seattle who have been there for decades,” Zillys chief executive officer John Wachter said.
“And it’s only going to get bigger.”
A growing economy in the U.S. helped push Zillowers stock price up more than 25 percent in 2017.
The company’s stock has nearly tripled over the past three years to a high of $26.50 in March.
Zillower has been a big winner from the housing market’s boom, which has brought more jobs to Seattle.
“There’s a lot more of them here than there was in the early 2000s, but the housing boom has helped to keep those jobs here,” Wachters said.
Zellers employees typically work on the second floor of the office, in one of the company’s largest buildings.
It’s a big deal to have a large space to work, he said.
That’s especially true for techies like Zellos co-founder Mike Hahn, who is starting a tech startup in the building.
“It’s not like we’re trying to hire a bunch of software engineers,” he said of the Seattle office.
“Our goal is to hire the best people, the most talented, and the most experienced.
So I think we’ll be able to hire that many people this year.”