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Assurant Solutions to Create 125 New Jobs in Albany, Oregon

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Assurant Solutions to Create 125 New Jobs in Albany, Oregon08:30 EDT Tuesday, April 03, 2012ALBANY, Ore., April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Assurant Solutions, a leading global provider of extended service contracts and protection programs, today announces plans to double the number of employees at its customer service center in Albany, adding 125 new job positions.Assurant Solutions' customer service center, which currently has 120 employees, is hiring additional customer service representatives, supervisors and tech support representatives as part of a consolidation of customer service resources that support its extended service contract business. The first group of new employees will begin training in April.The service representative positions require a minimum of six months of previous customer service experience. Successful candidates will have excellent customer service and communications skills and knowledge or experience using a computer and the Internet. Bilingual capability is a plus. Additional information and application forms are available at Erdeman, president of Assurant Solutions' Extended Protection Solutions business, said the company selected the Albany site for a variety of reasons, including the region's high quality workforce and because the service center can accommodate a larger staff. The 41,000 square foot center, located at 1880 14th Ave. SE, first opened in May 2004. The company acquired the service center in 2008 as part of its acquisition of Signal Holdings LLC, a leading provider of mobile device protection programs and repair services. Assurant Solutions is part of Assurant (NYSE: AIZ), a premier provider of specialized insurance products and related services in North America and selected international markets.  Its Extended Protection Solutions and Mobile Services businesses provide extended service contracts and protection products for a variety of industry leading retailers, dealer groups. manufacturers and wireless carriers.About Assurant SolutionsAssurant Solutions businesses develop, underwrite, market and administer specialty insurance, extended service contracts and other risk management solutions through collaborative relationships with leading financial institutions, retailers, automobile dealers, funeral homes, manufacturers, wireless carriers and other entities. With operations in 25 locations, including executive offices in Atlanta, Assurant Solutions serves clients and their customers in 12 countries throughout North America, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe and Asia. Solutions is also part of Assurant, a premier provider of specialized insurance products and related services in North America and worldwide markets. Assurant, a Fortune 500 company and a member of the S&P 500, is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AIZ. Assurant has approximately $27 billion in assets and $8 billion in annual revenue. Assurant has approximately 14,000 employees worldwide and is headquartered in New York's financial Assurant SolutionsFor further information: Patrice Eastham, VP, Corporate Communications, Assurant Solutions / Assurant Specialty Property, +1-770-763-2740, C +1-404-373-8232