CNA Insurance announced it will add 200 jobs with an expansion in northern Douglas County.
CNA, an international claim and underwriting support operations company, celebrated the growth of its Western Service Center at 10375 Park Meadows Drive on June 8. It expects ultimately to create 200 well-paying jobs, including underwriting and claim handling positions, before the end of 2012. As of last month, CNA hired 150 new positions in addition to the 50 employees who have worked at the location for seven years.
As the country’s seventh-largest commercial insurance writer and 13th-largest property and casualty insurer, the company continues to “aggressively grow its market share,” said Tim Moehlenpah, branch vice president.
CNA doubled its square footage by taking over the third floor and half of the second floor in the Merrill Lynch building at Interstate 25 and Lincoln Avenue.
The announcement of the hiring push is welcome news for those who have been laid off from the telecommunications industry. Jobs within the call centers will be open, and insurance experience is not required for all positions, Moehlenpah said. About 180 claims professionals will be added to help serve the demand in western states, including California, Washington, Utah and Arizona. The company is glad to share some good news during a trying period.
“It’s cool to be adding this many jobs in the Denver metro area at a time when the economy is not in good shape,” Moehlenpah said.
The level of service needs will dictate any hiring decisions after 2012.
CNA decided to open in Douglas County primarily because of the strong, educated workforce. The number of residents with high qualifications, including college degrees, was a significant factor in the decision to move here.
“This area has a very skilled labor pool, and it’s a wonderful work-life situation,” he said.
The I-25/C-470 area also allows for access for employees, agents and brokers along the I-25 corridor. CNA’s visibility will soon improve. The company’s sign will replace the Hewlett-Packard logo at the top of the building and stand alongside the Merrill-Lynch sign.