GEICO kicks-off Tucson 10th anniversary celebration with plans to hire 400 new associates

Tucson, Ariz., March 29, 2013 – Right on the heels of GEICO's 10th anniversary celebration of its regional office in Tucson, the company has announced plans to hire 400 new associates by the end of the year. The hires will include associates to fill an array of positions in sales, claims and customer service.

"Tucson has provided us with a large pool of talented associates," said Martha Furnas, GEICO's regional vice president. "As GEICO continues to grow, we are looking for the best and brightest professionals who are willing to invest in their careers as well as the growth of the company and the surrounding community."

GEICO's Tucson office opened for business in April of 2003 with fewer than 50 associates. Within five years, the office expanded to 800 associates as it continued to gain market share. Today, the regional office employs more than 1,200 associates with sales, customer service, underwriting and claims responsibilities in seven states.

"Tucson is a great place to live and work," said Furnas. "We are pleased to be able to provide stable career opportunities and play an integral part in building our local economy."

College seniors and graduates are encouraged to 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 3.2 or higher.

GEICO offers competitive starting salaries, paid training, a comprehensive benefits package, a promote from within culture, continuing education, and a friendly, supportive workplace. Qualified job seekers can visit GEICO careers 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.

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