Safelite Group will create 900 new insurance claims processing and support jobs in Rio Rancho, N.M., over the next four years as it opens a new center, according to Gov. Susana Martinez.
The new center will be housed at an existing building where Sprint used to be. The address is 4300 Sprint Blvd. NE, Rio Rancho, NM, 87144.
“A portion of the center will serve Safelite AutoGlass and another portion will serve Safelite Solutions,” according to Melina Metzger, Safelite’s public relations manager.
New Mexico will invest $3 million in Local Economic Development Act (LEDA) funding to invest in infrastructure improvements to accommodate Safelite’s expansion.
The company also plans to apply for the Rapid Workforce Development Fund to help teach its workers Spanish-speaking skills.
“The governor has enacted bold reforms over the last six years that send a strong message to industry-leading companies like ours,” said Tom Feeney, Safelite president and CEO. “And at the end of the day, we’re most excited to tap into New Mexico’s high-quality work force at Safelite, where customer satisfaction comes first and employees are part of the family. We think this is a great home for our fifth insurance claims processing and support center.”
This is the largest single job creation in New Mexico since 2009, according to the governor.
Rio Rancho Mayor Gregg Hull added: “I know that Safelite will find our community welcoming, our workforce hardworking and our business climate more ready than ever before to help their company grow and thrive.”