GETZVILLE, N.Y. (WIVB) — Gov. Cuomo came to the Geico facility in Getzville Tuesday morning to announce hundreds of jobs coming to Erie County.
Cuomo says 600 jobs will be added at the Geico facility.
This will be helped through financial assistance from Erie County, as well as $4 million from the state of New York. Geico itself will spend $11 million on the expansion.
“We’re ever mindful that Geico’s success is due to the talent and total commitment of our associates,” Tony Nicely, GEICO chairman and CEO, said. “Our Buffalo associates have taken a start-up operation with 75 people in 2004 and built it into an outstanding business enterprise that serves hundreds of thousands of customers across the entire Northeast U.S. These growing operations call for the opening of a second facility. We couldn’t be more pleased to keep hiring and keep growing.”
Geico’s current Getzville facility employs more than 2,700 people. Entry level workers can start at $31,000/year when new hiring begins, and college graduates hired into management positions can start at $42,000/year.
Cuomo spoke positively of Buffalo, and Geico itself, ending his speech by thanking the company’s employees and saying that investors like Warren Buffet are “betting on Buffalo.”