This just in, from State Farm regional spokesman Brad Hilliard:
“We are seeking to fill 500 openings at our Job Fair next Tuesday and Wednesday.” The rest of his email:
People interested in a career with State Farm are encouraged to visit www.statefarm.com/careers to fill out an application then come to the job fair on July 16 or 17 prepared to interview with HR recruiters and department managers.
Candidates will be considered for claim handling and processing careers that focus on customer service. We are looking for career minded individuals who are interested in competitive salaries, great benefits and flexible work schedules.
Career Fair Details:
UPDATE, 3:40 p.m.: A scan of the online job postings provides a little more detail about the jobs and their locations.
The company is looking for 263 people to work as claims associates in a so-called Express area, which will be at the Columbia Bank Center. Work there will begin Sept. 30.
The former Russell Investments headquarters, at 909 A St., will house the company’s Initial Loss Reporting center, which is part of the company’s national reorganization. Some 235 people will begin work there on Nov. 4.
Both job postings indicate the operations are 24 hours a day, and that people will be expected to work some nights and weekends. Candidates aren’t required to have a college degree for either job.