Progressive expects to hire 900 new employees for its Colorado Springs location this year, as part of a plan to add 7,500 jobs across the country in 2018.
The Colorado Springs location, which already employs more than 2,000 people, is the company’s third-largest, behind the headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio, and the office in Tampa, Fla. The Springs office is at 12710 Voyager Parkway.
Steve Kaczynski, Progressive’s associate manager of recruitment marketing, said a variety of positions are needed.
“The majority are call center and sales roles, but we also are looking for IT folks to join our team in Colorado Springs,” Kaczynski said in an email. “Those include systems engineers, data engineers and software developers. Colorado Springs is home to one of our IT hubs and customer care centers, [and the] facility plays an integral role in the success of Progressive.”
Kaczynski said customer care roles in the call center have start dates available in February and March.
“For all other open roles, we encourage people to apply as they see roles open that are a good fit for them,” he said. “We update our careers site on a daily basis.”
To see a list of current open positions, visit progressive.com/careers.
Most of the jobs being added are at Progressive’s larger locations, including 1,300 each in Cleveland Tampa. More than 700 will be added in Austin, Texas, and more than 300 in both Phoenix, Ariz., and Sacramento, Calif.
Progressive offers traditional benefits such as medical, dental, vision and life insurance, as well as extensive training programs, career development options and a casual work environment. New hires will also share in Progressive’s success and will be eligible to participate in the company’s annual bonus plan.
Progressive has a casual dress code and flexibility in schedules and positions, with some employees working remotely.
In a change of policy, Progressive recently decided it would no longer ask applicants about their salary history.
“We’ve always based our pay on market research,” Chief Human Resources Officer Lori Niederst said in a news release. “We hope this change will give candidates who apply for our jobs confidence that they will be paid based on what they bring to Progressive, regardless of whether their previous employers paid them fairly.”
Progressive was recently named to Forbes’ Best Employers for Diversity List and Fortune magazine’s 50 Best Workplaces for Parents.