The Bloomington-based company said Friday that the hiring will replace positions it has left open as the country’s economy struggled the past few years.
State Farm spokeswoman Holly Anderson said the jobs will be mainly in customer service, claims and IT.
Three-hundred will be in Bloomington with the rest widely scattered. The company is the largest local employer with more than 15,000 workers in central Illinois. State Farm has a total of 66,000 employees and another 17,800 agents.
Anderson said the company will actively recruit military veterans through job fairs.