Today Allstate announced a significant economic expansion for Southeast Idaho. Summer Joy gives us insight into the details and how they are planning to meet this goal.
Allstate is creating a new road-side service center here and they plan to have 120 new employees by their first quarter in 2013.
Allstate has been in Idaho for over 20 years insuring more than 175,000 households. The Pocatello-Chubbuck Center is already home to Allstate's 75 thousand square foot customer contact center which is currently undergoing slight logistical changes to accommodate the addition of Allstate Roadside Services.
"As we're here already has proven to us that we have the quality of employees, you have the quality of residence citizens to be able to do this work and do it well. The truth is with this growth we have room here, and because of our success up to this point we're going to continue to go to places where we have that sort of success. So it's really the quality of the people here in the Chubbuck Pocatello area that's made the big difference," said Paul Huber.
At the announcement ceremony, employees and friends held 225 balloons, each representing a new job in 2013. Allstate is looking for customer service representatives who will specifically handle emergency roadside service calls for consumers around the country. But that's not all. The Insurance giant is also looking to fill a wide variety of other positions including instructors and managers with the first new hires starting on January 28th.
"If the caliber of Allstate chooses Idaho, chooses bannock county , chooses Chubbuck Idaho and Pocatello for the location for their future business, why shouldn't we," said Governor Otter.
Mayor Blad, Governer Otter, and Allstate representatives all shared why they believe this is such a great opportunity for our community.
"The benefit that it does for our economy, the jobs that it offers the opportunity for the other things that it brings like for other businesses that can bring an economic up-term. It's just a very positive thing," said Mayor England.
Mayor Blad says that our Community continues to be attractive to information based companies like Allstate, as well as, high tech manufacturers demonstrating our potential for a diverse, broad based economy.
"They're sinking in a tap root here, and what that means for 225 families, who want to send their kids to college, who want to staty in the community and grow and that's where we flower with companies like Allstate because that tap root and its very important, not only for us, but for them," added Governor Otter.
If you're interested in a position at Allstate, click the following link to see available postitions and how you can apply. www.allstate.jobs