Geico plans to hire 800 in Buffalo in 2013

GETZVILLE, N.Y. (AP) – The insurance company, Geico Corp., has announced plans to hire 800 people for its Buffalo-area office in 2013.

The Washington, D.C.-based insurer currently employs about 2,400 people at its service center in the suburb of Getzville.

Company officials said Friday that the new hires will be for a variety of positions, including sales and customer service.

Geico opened the western New York service center in 2005.