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One Insurer Bringing Jobs to Hundreds

Source: San Antonio Express News

Posted on 10 Feb 2010

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In a move that will bring 600 full-time jobs to the city, Northbrook, Illinois-based Allstate Corp. unveiled plans to establish a customer information center in San Antonio, Texas.

The insurance giant plans to be open for business in May in a 75,000-square-foot, $11.6 million facility on the northwest side of the city, giving workers an opportunity to earn wages that stack up well against the average $39,000 for the area.

According to Allstate, the jobs will pay about $27,000 to $31,200 annually. In addition, employees can earn annual bonuses ranging from of $2,000 to $10,000.

“These 600 jobs will mean a ticket to the middle class for hundreds of San Antonians,” Mayor Julián Castro said.

The customer information center will provide after-hours support for Allstate agencies in Texas and around the country. The center also will handle direct sales of Allstate insurance products.

Allstate, the largest publicly traded home and auto insurer in the US, already employs about 140 people in San Antonio at two claims offices.