GEICO plans to hire 300 new associates in Tucson

Tucson, Ariz., January 08, 2013GEICO keeps growing. The country's fastest-growing, private passenger auto insurer is kicking off 2013 with plans to hire 300 new associates at the company's regional office in Tucson. The hires will include associates to fill new positions, and to make up for attrition. The GEICO Tucson office employs more than 1,200 associates and offers an array of career opportunities in sales, claims and customer service.

"We are pleased to have an opportunity to invest in the growth of Tucson and the surrounding community," said Martha Furnas, GEICO's regional vice president. "GEICO is providing stable career opportunities that are vital to building our local economy and making Tucson a better place to work and live."

College graduates can also apply for GEICO's Supervisor Leadership Program, an entry-level, fast-track management training program that develops future business and team leaders. Candidates for this selective program are required to have a bachelor's degree in business, or significant business coursework, demonstrated leadership skills, as well as an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher.

"Tucson continues to provide us with a great pool of educated candidates that have a strong connection to the community," said Furnas. "We are looking for bright and enthusiastic professionals who will be ambassadors for the company."

GEICO's regional office in Tucson opened in 2003 and will be celebrating its tenth anniversary this spring. GEICO offers competitive starting salaries, paid training, comprehensive benefits packages, continuing education opportunities and a friendly, supportive workplace. Qualified job seekers can go to the GEICO careers website to learn more and apply for openings.

GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies and is the second-largest private passenger auto insurance company in the United States. GEICO, which was founded in 1936, provides millions of auto insurance quotes to U.S. drivers annually. The company is pleased to serve more than 14 million private passenger customers and insures more than 23 million vehicles (auto & cycle).

Using GEICO's online service center, policyholders can purchase policies, make policy changes, report claims and print insurance ID cards. Policyholders can also connect to GEICO through the GEICO App, reach a representative over the phone or visit a GEICO local agent.

GEICO also provides insurance quotes on motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), boats, travel trailers and motorhomes (RVs). Coverage for 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.