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Farmers Insurance Plans Major Expansion Of Phoenix, Arizona Service Center

02/04/2016
Farmers Insurance, one of the largest multiline insurer groups in the country, plans to significantly expand its operations campus in northern Phoenix, Arizona, which could eventually raise its employee base from approximately 500 full-time employees to more than 1,500 employees.

"We are thrilled to announce the selection of Phoenix as the location to expand our operational footprint, which will bring hundreds of new jobs to the region and add to the economic vitality of the greater Phoenix community," said David Travers, chief operations officer for Farmers Insurance.

According to the firm, as currently envisioned, staffing for the new jobs will occur in phases and could ultimately triple the number of full-time Farmers positions in the Phoenix area. The first group of employees could begin working in the new building by early next year. The new Farmers building will be used by the organization to provide operational support for its customers and agents across the country. Members of the Farmers Claims team will also be located in the new facility.

Farmers already has more than 500 employees in Arizona, primarily in their claims operation, the majority of whom are located in the greater Phoenix area. Farmers is also a major provider of personal lines insurance to Arizona, ranking as the second largest provider of automobile and homeowners insurance in the state. "Farmers decision to build a new office in north Phoenix -- adding more than 1,000 quality professional jobs -- is a huge win for our economy and a strong testament to our skilled workforce and collaborative efforts to make our region a perfect choice for expansion or relocation," said Mayor Greg Stanton.

"This project is further evidence that when companies determine the best place to consolidate their national footprint Arizona comes to the top of the list," said Gov. Doug Ducey. "Arizona stands ready to welcome those companies into our pro-business environment, and we're especially pleased to welcome Farmers Insurance. This expanded operation will employ over one thousand five hundred Arizonans in high-value jobs. We thank Farmers Insurance for their commitment to Arizona and look forward to helping them thrive even more in our state."

"The decision by Farmers Insurance to locate a significant operations center in Arizona is excellent news for our state," said Sandra Watson, Arizona Commerce Authority President & CEO. "Several other states competed aggressively to win this business, but Arizona's skilled and abundant workforce, low cost environment and unmatched quality of life for employees could not be beat. We are excited to welcome Farmers Insurance, and we thank them for their investment and confidence in Arizona."

"We are excited that Farmers Insurance has chosen to expand their presence in the region, with the announcement of their new operations center in Phoenix," said Chris Camacho, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. "While our region is known for boasting an incredible quality of life and attractive business climate, it is becoming increasingly aware to companies outside the market that the Greater Phoenix region is a hot spot for businesses looking to scale their operations, thanks to our deep labor pool and expansive community infrastructure."
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