A North American claims management company is planning to construct its newest service location in Coralville.
Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. (Sedgwick), the largest independent national provider of claims administration and productivity management solutions, announced plans to create a combined total of 212 new jobs in the southern node of Iowa’s Creative Corridor, contingent on the approval of available job training and economic development incentives by the Iowa Economic Development Authority and the City of Coralville.
“We are excited about the opportunity to promote job growth and service our growing client base in Coralville, an area that includes outstanding pools of highly motivated and engaged prospective employees,” said Bradley Johnson, Sedgwick’s executive vice president of disability and absence management. “We look forward to becoming an integral part of the community in this great town.”
Transferred and newly hired Sedgwick colleagues will be housed in temporary facilities during completion of a new 40,000 square foot building breaking ground this fall. The new location will be located just north of the University of Iowa Research Campus in Coralville.
“Sedgwick plans to hire approximately 60 colleagues before the claims management office becomes operational in January 2013. We expect to fill another 150 positions over the next 24 months,” commented Johnson. “Recruitment is underway and training will occur in November. Candidates wishing to join our dynamic organization are encouraged to visit our website to apply.”
Mark Nolte, interim president of the Iowa City Area Development (ICAD) Group, said the company had the Iowa City area in its sights since last fall. “We worked with Sedgwick as they evaluated sites across the country,” said Nolte. “Our competitive business climate and high educational attainment put us at the top of the list.”
ICAD Group (iowacityarea.com) facilitated meetings with communities, contractors and developers in its service territory as Sedgwick decided where to locate. Currently, the organization is working with Sedgwick on developing partnerships with Kirkwood Community College for job training programs.
“Sedgwick is providing excellent career opportunities and will begin hiring immediately,” added Nolte. “Jobs will be deployed in stages and will include service center representatives, disability representatives and specialists, team leaders, and other leadership, many with wage ranges above our county average.”
This is Sedgwick’s first office in Iowa’s Creative Corridor, and fifth location in the state of Iowa.
“On behalf of our city of Coralville and the entire region, we welcome Sedgwick to our community," said Coralville Mayor Jim Fausset. “Companies like Sedgwick are contributing to our unprecedented growth and we thank Sedgwick for investing in Coralville.”