Aviva USA has opened its new operations headquarters in West Des Moines, Iowa, US.

Since the acquisition of AmerUs Group by Aviva in late 2006, more than 280 new jobs have been added to the Greater Des Moines area. There are currently 900 employees and the new operations headquarters is planned to accommodate up to 1,500 employees.

Tom Godlasky, president and CEO of Aviva USA and Aviva North America, said: Building our new US operations headquarters in West Des Moines demonstrates Aviva’s commitment to building bright futures in Greater Des Moines and the state of Iowa.