GEICO looking to hire 475 new associates in Tucson in 2014

TUCSON, Ariz., January 27, 2014 – To keep up with its strong policyholder growth, GEICO has announced that the company's regional office in Tucson plans to hire more than 475 new associates in 2014.

The GEICO Tucson office, which already employs more than 1,350 associates, is recruiting candidates for outstanding career opportunities for entry-level sales, customer service and claims customer service positions. The company is also hiring college graduates for liability claims customer service positions as well as for the Management Development Program (MDP), one of GEICO's leadership programs.

"Because of GEICO's tremendous growth, we are pleased to offer exciting career opportunities to the outstanding workforce in the greater Tucson area," said Martha Furnas, regional vice president. "GEICO is looking for candidates who want more than just a job. We pride ourselves on providing outstanding coaching, training and opportunities to grow and advance, so we're looking for candidates who want to build fulfilling careers."

GEICO's Tucson office opened for business in 2003 with fewer than 50 associates. Since then the office has rapidly expanded because of strong growth and a reputation for being an outstanding place to build a career. GEICO was recognized by CareerBuilder as a Top Company to Work for in Arizona in 2013.

"Tucson is a great place to live in both a professional and a personal sense," Furnas said. "I can't say enough about the workforce here, and GEICO has been proud to become an integral part of the local community and economy."

In addition to positions in Tucson, GEICO is also seeking auto damage adjusters and MDP candidates in Phoenix, Las Vegas, Portland and Seattle. For job listings and to submit an application, visit careers.geico.com.

GEICO offers competitive starting salaries, a comprehensive benefits package, continuing education, career growth opportunities, community engagement opportunities and a friendly, supportive workplace.

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.