Insurance firm Geico said it plans to hire about 500 people in Virginia Beach now that the regional office will be handling all the sales, service and claims for the state of Tennessee starting Jan. 1.
The office, which oversees the company’s Virginia and North Carolina operations, employs 2,985 people. Geico had a growth spurt last December, too, when it expanded by 500 people in Virginia Beach.
Director of Human Resources Beth Roberts said the hiring will take place in the next few months and some of the jobs will replace people who have earned promotions and transferred to other locations. Salaries start in the mid-$30,000 range for entry-level employees. Open positions also will be available in the company’s management development program that allows job seekers with at least a 3.0 grade-point average and bachelor’s degree to be promoted to management in a year or so.
Roberts said all applications should be submitted online at www.geico.com/careers/office-locations/virginia-virginia-beach.