Call centers around the country are helping out the unemployment rate with hiring plans continually expanding to the tune of thousands of new jobs.
Insurance company Geico planned to initially hire 1,200 jobs at its Carmel, Indiana service center back in March, but having hired more than 260 people already, it has upped its predictions to employ as many as 2,000 workers, according to Indianapolis' ABC6 affiliate.
Employees will likely be responsible to assist the company's 12 million policy owners around the United States.
An additional 1,800 jobs in the state of Idaho are expected to be filled in a new call center, which is meant to assist individuals and small employers to buy health plans under the Affordable Care Act. The company, Maximus, will take calls from health insurance exchanges, according to MedCity News.
Agents at the company are expected to be among a total of more than 7,000 to 9,000 employees working in 17 locations to help people choose the best health insurance plans and complete applications to attain services. Continued job fairs are expected to be held across the state until the positions are filled, likely before the beginning of 2014 when insurance coverage becomes required.