(By Balaseshan) UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE:UNH) said its unit is creating 115 new jobs at its Chico operations center this year and actively recruiting military veterans in support of the "100,000 Jobs Mission".
UnitedHealthcare said it is creating 115 new jobs at its Chico operations center, a move that will bring the total number of employees at the facility to more than 500 by the end of the year.
UnitedHealthcare would recruit military veterans to fill positions in support of the 100,000 Jobs Mission, a coalition of major U.S. corporations that share the goal of hiring 100,000 transitioning service members and military veterans by 2020.
The company is working with local veterans organizations and other area job recruiters to help identify qualified candidates. UnitedHealthcare made the announcement during a ribbon-cutting ceremony commemorating the opening of the office space for the new employees.
The health benefits company also held an open house to brief area job recruiters about the new positions, and human resources professionals helped interested job seekers with the application process and answered questions about the new jobs.
The company's Chico site director Pam Jamian said UnitedHealthcare has a strong presence in the Chico community, and this announcement further demonstrates its commitment to the region by creating new job opportunities for residents and military veterans.
UnitedHealthcare established the Chico operations center in 1998 to enhance customer support for people who are enrolled in UnitedHealthcare health benefits plans across the country.
UNH closed Tuesday's regular session down 2.45% at $54.88. The stock has been trading between $41.27 and $60.75 for the past 52 weeks.