TUCSON, Ariz., August 12, 2010 – GEICO plans to hire more than 80 new associates in its Tucson, Ariz., office between now and the end of the year thanks to a steady increase in the number of drivers who switch to GEICO. (To learn more and apply, go to http://careers.geico.com/)
Several GEICO employees are very glad they’re already there.
Tucson resident Michelle Sproule, a recently-hired claims service representative, put it this way, “My last company had to cut back because of the rough economic conditions. And it’s like that for a lot of people in this area. Companies staff up and then they have to tell some employees that they can’t keep them. I feel secure at GEICO about having a stable job at a stable company. And I’m optimistic because I’m launching a new career for myself.”
Another GEICO associate Jaymes Petty of Tucson is an Internet sales representative who joined GEICO’s Tucson office when it opened its doors in 2003. “It is very comforting to know there is a place I can come to every day because GEICO will still be here tomorrow. GEICO has also been great for my family. We’ve been able to buy a home and that means a lot to me. I would recommend anyone who is looking for a long lasting relationship with a great company to apply at GEICO. There is a bright future for everyone here.”
Martha Furnas, vice president of the 900-person Tucson staff, adds, “Despite the uncertain economy, GEICO continues to grow steadily throughout the country. We need outstanding people with great attitudes to take advantage of the opportunities we can provide.”
GEICO will be hiring people to fill positions in sales, service and claims positions. Please visit the GEICO Careers website for more information.
GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies and is the third-largest private passenger auto insurance company in the United States. GEICO provides millions of auto insurance quotes to U.S. drivers annually. The company is pleased to serve more than 11 million private passenger customers and insures more than 18 million vehicles (auto & cycle).
GEICO's online service center helps policyholders take care of policy sales, policy changes, claims reporting and to print insurance ID cards.
GEICO also provides insurance quotes on motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), travel trailers and motorhomes (RVs). Coverage for boats, life, homes and apartments is written by non-affiliated insurance companies and is secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency, Commercial auto insurance and personal umbrella protection are also available.
For more information, go to www.geico.com.