CARMEL– Insurance company GEICO is planning to bring more than 1,000 jobs to Carmel, Ind. as part of their plan to build a customer service center.
Gov. Mike Pence, joined by GEICO Chairman Tony Nicely, announced Monday that the insurance giant will lease office space in a 320,000-square-foot building located at 101 W. 103rd. Street, creating up to 1,200 new jobs by 2016.
“The bottom line is the unemployment rate is too high in the Hoosier State as I travel around Indiana it’s very clear despite the progress we’ve made Indiana’s economy is still struggling,” said Gov. Pence. “We have no choice but to remain bold and innovative that will make more days like today happen.”
The company said they plan to invest millions of dollars to lease, renovate and equip 109,000 square feet of the building. The office space, which is expected to be operational by late April, will house insurance agents, their training and supervisory teams and additional management and support staff.
“Indiana continues to win the business of leading corporations like GEICO,” said the governor. “While our greatest selling point is always our quality workforce, Indiana’s fiscal stability, low-tax climate and business-friendly policies make days like today happen. We welcome GEICO to Indiana and are confident the gecko will find that our state works for business.”
GEICO, a wholly owned subsidiary of Omaha, Neb.-based Berkshire Hathaway Inc., is the third largest private passenger auto insurer in the United States. The company ranks seventh on Fortune 500’s list of America’s largest companies.
“We’re very pleased that our substantial growth is making it possible for us to open a new office,” said Nicely. “We chose central Indiana because we know there is a talented and well-educated workforce in this area and we want to offer people long-term career opportunities as we continue to expand.”
GEICO officials said they plan to begin recruiting immediately. Interested candidates should apply here.