Root expands in Chandler, Arizona creating 480 jobs

Approximately two weeks ago, digital P&C insurer Root announced its plans to expand its operations in Chandler, Arizona in the Phoenix Region, creating 480 new jobs.

“We evaluated multiple markets on the West Coast before making the decision to meet our growing West Coast customer demand. The Phoenix Region, and Chandler in particular offers the high-quality talent pool and collaborative business environment we need to help our company thrive.  The Arizona Commerce Authority, Greater Phoenix Economic Council and City of Chandler, Arizona have been invaluable partners for us as we’ve continued to grow.” – Clara Kridler, Root Vice President of People.

Root currently has more than 600 employees at its headquarters and customer service center in Columbus, Ohio, and more than 850 employees throughout the U.S. Root plans to expand its operations with a West Coast claims and customer service center to meet its growing customer base through the development of a claims and customers service center in Chandler, Arizona that over five years will create 480 new jobs.

However, for the time being, Root has paused hiring amid the coronavirus crisis .

“We’re excited that you’re interested in Root. In order to maintain a great candidate experience while most of our folks are working from home, we’ve decided to pause hiring for the time being. We welcome you to apply, and if it’s a great fit, we’ll reach out when we start to ramp up hiring again. In the meantime, our Candidate Experience Team is working hard to optimize our existing workflows to set us up for additional scale once the situation settles down.”