New Allstate jobs abound as State Farm lays off more workers

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Allstate will be hiring 800 new people throughout the American Northwest and Washington state. Even as State Farm layoffs continue, the number of new Allstate jobs available will see a sharp spike this year. The national insurer will be hiring 600 people throughout the Northwestern states as well as an additional 200 people in Washington state. This has occurred as State Farm faces the challenges of relocating some positions while cutting others. State Farm recently announced that it would be fully closing its downtown Tacoma operations. At the same time,…

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Insurance workforce required to maintain on-call status throughout extreme weather

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Teams of employees in the industry find themselves in on-demand positions with hurricanes, storms, and wildfires. Throughout this active season of hurricanes, heavy storms, wildfires and earthquakes, the insurance workforce has been maintaining a steady on-call status. Historic flooding, rainfall, winds and tremors have left billions upon billions of dollars in property damaged or annihilated. Homes, businesses, vehicles, equipment and products have been destroyed by active extreme weather. Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, the and the wildfires across the American west have left devastation behind, as Mexico experienced an earthquake more…

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Millennial insurance jobs are consistently underestimated despite career potential

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This generation is only just starting to tap into an industry that is open for starting and growing opportunities. Millennial insurance jobs are proving to be among the employment opportunities that have the greatest potential for that generation. They are taking positions from claims adjusters to data scientists and underwriters in which there are massive skill sets to be built. Even more important is that the insurance employment positions are available right now. As a huge wave of baby boomers rapidly retires and as the industry evolves, millennial insurance jobs…

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Jobs for veterans continue to be plentiful in the insurance industry

Jobs for veterans in the insurance industry

Insurers have long favored vets both as new hires and as a focus of charitable donations. The insurance industry has been in favor of offering jobs for veterans for many years. Various property and casualty insurance companies frequently focus their charitable support efforts on this group, as well. There are many reasons that insurers have opened their doors and their arms to American vets. According to Chubb-owned Combined Insurance’s director of sales training, Glenn Elmore, many insurers feel this is an important group that has earned their support. “I think…

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Great insurance jobs just got easier to find with simple new online feature

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Careers in insurance are taking off, are among the safest occupations in the country and are now easier to find. It is now that much easier to find great insurance jobs through a helpful, easy and free searchable database of positions specific to this industry. The Live Insurance News website launched a nationwide insurance job board to help in the search to find local openings. The insurance job market is exceptionally hot right now and the growth isn’t showing any signs of slowing. In order to streamline and simplify the…

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209,000 California insurance jobs could disappear from ACA repeal

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The state has hired former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder as outside counsel to overcome this challenge. As the Republican party launches its efforts to deconstruct the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a recent study suggests massive damage to California insurance jobs. In fact, the research indicated that the state could see losses of over 200,000 insurance and health care positions from an ACA repeal. Repealing the federal health care reform could also slash an annual $20.5 billion from the California economy. These forecasts were produced by the UC Berkeley Center…

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Millennials aren’t interested in insurance jobs, despite the openings

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A recent Hartford survey has revealed that this generation simply doesn’t seem to want to be a part of it. Employment may be improving in many regions across the country, but it remains a challenge for many, and despite the fact that insurance jobs are widely available, Millennials don’t seem to want them. The insurance industry is scrambling to try to find qualified, driven people to fill its many job openings. The industry has taken it upon itself to try to change the lack of interest the Millennial generation has…

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Is China’s industry ready for the insurance agents influx?

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Some wonder if such a large amount of hiring is heightening the risk of mis-selling problems. As the number of insurers takes off in China – particularly as the country has opened its doors to providers from other countries – has been taking off and this has caused the need for insurance agents to skyrocket. The glut of hiring that has been occurring in the country is fantastic for people who want to work in the insurance industry. That said, there are some experts in the industry who are forecasting…

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Insurance jobs are still out there as the industry continues to hire

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A recent study has shown that 65 percent of companies plan to boost their staff size this year. The Jacobson Group and Ward Group have now issued the most recent version of their Semi-Annual U.S. Insurance Labor Outlook Study and have determined that this year, insurance jobs are still out there and waiting to be filled as 65 percent of the companies in the industry plan to boost their staff in 2015. Since the start of the survey, this is the second highest insurance hiring rate that has been recorded.…

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Insurance agents could see greater struggles from online selling

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The internet is starting to show the areas in which these industry pros could be threatened. The internet has had a history of turning jobs that used to be completed by people into tasks that could be finished in a few seconds by an algorithm or two, and now insurance agents are wondering whether that same fate could be headed in their direction. The insurance industry is seeing a massive shift toward informing consumers and selling online. Companies are introducing massive websites that promote various products, provide additional information about…

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