BENJAMIN JEFFERS | STAFF
The city of Mauldin is looking to add jobs to the Upstate with the opening of a new Esurance sales and claims office.
Gov. Nikki Haley, Mauldin Mayor Dennis Raines and Director for the South Carolina Department of Insurance Ray Farmer attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday at the office at 1200 Brookfield Blvd and welcomed Esurance CEO Gary Tolman to the area.
The new Esurance office hopes to create 450 jobs in Mauldin over the next several years, said Pat Pomeroy, executive director of the Greater Mauldin Chamber of Commerce.
The area workforce and the beauty of the Upstate were both factors in the Allstate company’s choice of Mauldin, Pomeroy said. “I think any time you add jobs to the economy, it’s a win-win for everybody.”
Esurance officials confirmed that view, saying Greenville “has a large and talented workforce, and a quality of life and cost of living that are very attractive to us and our employees.”
The opening of the Esurance office “is an incredible partnership that represents a significant investment in Greenville,” the Greenville Chamber of Commerce said in a release. “As a Fortune 100 Company, Allstate joins the growing list of major national corporations that have made the decision to locate in Mauldin.”
The Esurance office is in the process of hiring, and interested applicants can visit esurance.com/jobs.