Insurance company Geico plans to add more than 200 new customer service employees at its Tucson call center by the end of the year, part of a planned expansion that has already added 125 workers since September.
Geico opened its Tucson customer service-operations center in 2003, and it has grown to more than 600 employees.
The 230 jobs announced this week are part of a previously announced expansion plan, said Charlotte Fick, human-resources manager at the Tucson Geico office. The company said in September that it planned to add as many as 600 new positions.
Starting pay for customer-service workers is $14 an hour, with a 10 percent bonus for shifts beginning after 1 p.m., Fick said.
Geico, originally an acronym for Government Employees Insurance Co., is the fourth-largest private passenger-auto insurer in the nation.
Information from: Arizona Daily Star, http://www.azstarnet.com.
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