ATLANTA, June 15 -- Gov. Nathan Deal, R-Ga., issued the following news release:
Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that the state's largest insurance company, State Farm Insurance, is bringing 500 new jobs to Georgia. The new jobs will be located at the recently leased Atlanta Perimeter Operations Center located near Perimeter Mall.
"State Farm's decision to locate their new facility here makes a compelling statement about our state's competitive business environment," said Deal. "In Georgia, State Farm will find a progressive business infrastructure, along with a highly skilled workforce, that will allow for continued success when it comes to providing the highest levels of customer service to their policyholders."
The office is expected to open for business later this year. While some existing State Farm employees will work at the new facility - it will be staffed by predominantly new hires. The new facility will help the company provide sales, service and claims capabilities to better serve their customers.
State Farm Senior Vice President Tim McFadden said, "This expansion is just another way State Farm continues to adjust to meet the changing needs and preferences of our customers. We will continue to make business decisions focused on how we can best serve our customers."
About State Farm:
State Farm and its affiliates are the largest provider of car insurance in the U.S. and is a leading insurer in Canada. In addition to providing auto insurance quotes, their 17,800 agents and more than 65,000 employees serve 81 million policies and accounts - more than 79 million auto, home, life and health policies in the United States and Canada, and nearly 2 million bank accounts. Commercial auto insurance, along with coverage for renters, business owners, boats and motorcycles, is also available. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is the parent of the State Farm family of companies. State Farm is ranked No. 37 on the Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, please visit http://www.statefarm.com or in Canadahttp://www.statefarm.ca.
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