- Associated Press - Thursday, April 17, 2014

MACON, Ga. (AP) - A national insurance company has announced plans to create new jobs in middle Georgia.

The Telegraph of Macon reports (http://bit.ly/P7CuiZ ) Geico is planning to add more than 500 new positions to its Macon office by the end of the year.

Geico’s Southeast regional Vice President Rhett Rayburn says the development represents a roughly 10-percent growth of its Macon workforce.

The company is looking to fill positions in sales, customer service, claims, emergency roadside service and more.

Macon Economic Development Commission Vice President Pat Topping says the area is fortunate to be home to a growing company and called Geico a “great corporate citizen.”

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Information from: The Macon Telegraph, http://www.macontelegraph.com