GEICO announces plans to hire 200 new associates in Tucson

Tucson, Ariz., July 05, 2013 – Are you ready to build a rewarding career? Look no further. GEICO's growing Tucson regional office is seeking qualified applicants for more than 200 new positions by the end of the year. The hires will include associates launching careers in sales, customer service, claims service and liability claims.

"2013 has been an exciting year for GEICO in Tucson," said Martha Furnas. GEICO's regional vice president. "Our business growth has also created job growth for the local economy. We are pleased to play an integral part in improving the quality of life where we live, work and do business."

GEICO's Tucson office opened for business in 2003 with fewer than 50 associates. Today, the regional office employs more than 1,200 associates with sales, customer service, underwriting and claims responsibilities in seven states. The Tucson office was recently recognized by CareerBuilder as a Top Company to Work for in Arizona in 2013.

"Being recognized by as a 'Top Company to Work for' speaks volumes about GEICO and our outstanding associates," said Furnas. "We have been fortunate to find some of the best and brightest professionals who are willing to invest and grow with the company."

GEICO offers a Supervisor Leadership Program designed to put college seniors and graduates on a fast-track to management. The selective leadership program develops future business and team leaders. Candidates for this management training program are required to have a bachelor's degree in a business related field, or significant business coursework, demonstrated leadership skills, as well as an overall GPA of 3.2 or higher.

GEICO is the third-largest private passenger auto insurance company in the United States, employing more than 28,000 associates across the country. The company 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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