GEICO, a Chevy Chase, Md.-headquartered auto insurance unit of Berkshire Hathaway, has announced plans to hire 800 people for its Buffalo-area office in 2013.
The insurer currently employs about 2,400 people at its service center in the suburb of Getzville, N.Y.
Company officials said last Friday that the new hires will be for a variety of positions, including sales and customer service.
GEICO opened the western New York service center in 2005.
GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) is the third-largest private passenger auto insurer in the country. It provides auto insurance coverage for 10 million policyholders and insures more than 16 million vehicles.
In addition to auto insurance, GEICO offers insurance products for motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), and mobile homes. Coverage for life, boats, homes and apartments is available through the GEICO insurance agency. Commercial auto insurance and personal umbrella protection are also available.