Insurance Co. Opening Westborough Office

Consumer United plans to add 120 to 150 jobs by Dec. 31.

An insurance company that allows consumers to compare carriers' prices will open a Westborough office Feb. 18, expecting to add 120 to 150 jobs by Dec. 31.

Boston-based Consumer United will rent 20,000 square feet at 1 Research Drive, the former Travelers Insurance space, Chief Operating Officer Casey Gustus said today.

Consumer United officials said in a press release today that "In 2012, Consumer United was named one of the ‘Top 10 Fastest Growing Companies in Insurance’ by Inc. Magazine. From December 2011 to December 2012 it experienced job growth of over 140 percent, adding approximately 100 new jobs over the year. Inc. Magazine also awarded Consumer United the 18th spot of the Top 100 companies in Massachusetts."

Consumer United has about 200 employees now, Gustus told Westborough Patch.

"Plans for this year are to double our growth rate," he said.

"Westborough seemed to be a great location for us because of its accessibility and the great services in the area.

"By the fall, we feel we will have the need for additional offices. Those could be in Massachusetts, or could be in other parts of the country."

Job fairs will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Jan. 30 and Feb. 20 at the Westborough office.

The company primarily will seek inside sales agents, Gustus said.

Consumer United allows customers to "compare and rate their insurance with multiple carriers," he said.

"Our people are agents of all of these carriers," he said.


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