GEICO accelerates hiring in Long Island

Insurance leader hiring more than 300 associates in 2015

WOODBURY, N.Y., April 27, 2015 – GEICO, the fastest-growing major auto insurer in the country, is hiring more than 300 associates in 2015 to add to its growing office in Woodbury, N.Y., as well as legal offices located throughout Long Island. GEICO is seeking candidates for positions in liability and no-fault claims, sales, customer service and auto damage as well as for the Management Development Program, one of GEICO's leadership programs. In addition, GEICO is looking to hire more than 40 legal staff in 2015.

"We're excited to step up our hiring this year and bring on more than 300 more outstanding people to our office in Woodbury," said John Pham, GEICO regional vice president. "We promoted almost one-quarter of our associates in Woodbury in 2014, which shows just how important it is to us that our associates succeed. We support them with the coaching, training and positive corporate culture they need to build satisfying careers."

GEICO's office in Woodbury, which sits on the North Shore border of Suffolk and Nassau counties, opened in 1973 and is now home to close to 3,000 associates. Woodbury associates support the Long Island community by volunteering and fundraising for local charitable organizations including The United Way of Long Island, The Long Island Special Olympics, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, March of Dimes, Relay for Life and many others.

"We're proud of our long history of serving the Long Island community, and we also take great pride in creating rewarding jobs for residents." Pham said. "Through their commitment to serving our policyholders, our associates have made us the largest auto insurer in the state of New York and an integral part of the community. We really are Long Island's local insurance company."

GEICO offers competitive starting salaries, a comprehensive benefits package, continuing education, career growth opportunities, community engagement opportunities and a friendly, supportive workplace. For job listings and to submit an application, visit careers.geico.com.

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.