State Farm plans to add another 200 new employees in Tacoma and another 50 new employees in DuPont early this new year. 

Two earlier events last year did bring good candidates, according to Brad Hilliard, a State Farm spokesman. But the insurance company has need of another 250 new hires, so it will host another career fair on January 11 at Hotel Murano in downtown Tacoma.

Hilliard confirmed that the company is increasing its local workforce by around 750 in the nine-month period through this new hiring.

“We’re seeking applicants for full and part-time positions in claims,” he says. “It is a new year and this is a great time to jump into a new career.”

Persons interested should visit www.statefarm.com/careers/ and search jobs in Washington. The insurance company encourages job seekers to apply online as soon as possible before the career fair, and come to the fair ready to interview.