June 24, 2013

Assurant Announces Expansion in Dayton-Springfield

200 Jobs to Be Added at New Dayton Office

DAYTON, Ohio, June 24, 2013 –- Assurant Specialty Property, one of the Dayton-Springfield area’s largest employers, announced today it will hire at least 200 new employees and open a satellite office in northeast Dayton.

The specialty insurance firm currently employs approximately 1,900 at its office campus in Springfield, near Interstate 70. With client growth, the company needs additional staff, and the current Springfield offices are full.

The company considered numerous properties in Springfield and the surrounding area before signing a lease for approximately 41,000 square feet at 4646 Needmore Road, which previously housed a technology service center.
“We are strongly committed to the Dayton-Springfield area,” said Ray Rafferty, vice president for Assurant Specialty Property’s Springfield Service Center. “Springfield continues to be a great location for our business, and we look forward to expanding our presence in the Dayton business community.

“While we looked very seriously at properties in Springfield, which continues to be a great home for us after 20 years, ultimately, this location in northeast Dayton best suited our needs, with the required infrastructure, including backup power supply, already in place.”

Initially, some 50 employees are expected to transfer from Springfield to Dayton as the office opens in August.  New positions will be added at Dayton and also at Springfield, maintaining employment at the main campus around 1,900.
“We are thrilled to welcome Assurant Special Property to the city of Dayton,” said Shelley Dickstein, assistant city manager for strategic development. “Assurant’s focus on growth and quality customer service is a great match for the business resources available in Dayton, including expertise in data management and a diverse and skilled workforce.”   

County Commission President Dan Foley said, “A top priority for Montgomery County is supporting the expansion of businesses in our region.  This is a prime example of matching our qualified workforce with a growing, established company.  We are excited that Assurant has chosen to expand in Montgomery County and grow its footprint in the region.”

“Having another Fortune 500 company choose to reinvest and expand its existing presence in Ohio speaks volumes about the state’s pro-business climate and dedicated workforce,” said John Minor, JobsOhio president and chief investment officer. “We look forward to continuing the relationship with Assurant as this project moves forward today and in the years to come.”

Assurant Specialty Property provides insurance and related services in partnership with financial institutions and other major clients.  The company will be hiring for positions including customer service and document processing. 

For details on job opportunities, interested candidates should visit www.assurantspecialtyproperty.com/careers.

About Assurant Specialty Property

Assurant Specialty Property is a leading provider of insurance services in partnership with financial institutions, mortgage lenders, manufactured home sellers, auto finance companies, property managers and their customers.  Services include insurance tracking and management, lender-placed homeowners insurance, and property and personal coverage such as renters, farm and flood insurance.

Assurant Specialty Property is part of Assurant, a premier provider of specialized insurance products and related services in North America and select 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 $29 billion in assets and $8 billion in annual revenue. www.assurant.com.