GMAC Mortgage said it is hiring new staffers at its nationwide lending and servicing centers. On April 13, the company joined the Home Affordable Modification Program and the hires are needed to accommodate the increase in loan modifications, as well as the recent surge in refinance activity.

Even before becoming formally part of the program, the Fort Washington, Pa., based company sent out more than 100,000 financial packages to homeowners who are potentially eligible for modifications under the new program.

While the press release issued by GMAC Mortgage did not give a number for the new hires, other published reports say the company is adding 1,000 people. A call to GMAC Mortgage for confirmation was not returned by deadline.

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