Allstate Insurance announced plans last week to expand its call center in Pocatello, saying 225 jobs will be added.
The insurance company already operates a call center in the area with 226 employees. The new employees will work in Allstate’s roadside services division, taking emergency calls from customers around the nation.
Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter touted the expansion, saying in a press release, “Allstate’s decision to further expand in Idaho is a shining and significant addition to our business community, making it stronger by providing jobs and opportunities for hundreds of people, as well as helping energize other sectors of the economy.”
We wanted to know more about these jobs; Allstate responded to our request today. Spokesperson Shauna McBride says the starting wage for the new hires will be $11 an hour, that’s $3.50 less than the average hourly wage in the state.
McBride says the new jobs do include benefits. She says the first 25 new employees start work on Monday.