390 new positions to open up in Tampa with Progressive car insurance

Progressive car insurance has announced very welcome news to the unemployment-stricken state of Florida (where rates have recently risen to 9.9 percent) when they said that they will be helping to boost the economy in the Tampa Bay area by hiring 390 people in sales, claims, and service positions at the contact center in Riverview. Aside from actually gaining a job in a difficult economy, there are many advantages being offered to employees of Progressive, including a casual dress code, bonuses for performance, fitness centers, and medical facilities located on-site…

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Military veterans targeted by insurers for new job opportunities

The property/casualty insurance industry is ramping up efforts to find new talent and many companies are looking to military veterans to answer the call for new hires. The insurance industry has long been one of the friendliest sectors for those retiring from military service and looking for work in the private sector. Military experience translates well into insurance because veterans are often instilled with a sense that problems must be solved properly and as quickly as possible. Aon Corporation, one of the world’s largest reinsurance and risk management firms, has…

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Jobs in the insurance industry are slowly climbing

According to data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), following a small decline in jobs in November 2011, there was an overall increase of 3.3 percent in the insurance industry in December, as 3,300 new jobs were added in the last month of the year. The report released by the BLS states that in November, there was a decrease by 100 jobs in the industry, which was linked – for the most part – to health (falling to 420,700 in a drop of -0.8 percent); property/casualty (falling…

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GEICO called one of Virginia’s best places to work for 2012

The Virginia Business and Best Companies Group has named GEICO insurance one of the top places to work in the state, in recognition of the insurer’s efforts as one of Virginia’s leading employers. The regional vice president of the Fredericksburg office for GEICO, John Izzo, said that the company is proud of receiving this honor and acknowledged that it is the company’s associates who propel the insurer forward. Therefore, “we make a strong effort to ensure they get as much out of their hard work for GEICO as they put…

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Progressive to bring in 120 new hires in Austin

Progressive Car Insurance has announced that it will be hiring approximately 120 new people in their claims, sales, and service positions at its contact center in Austin, before the end of the year. These positions come with many attractive qualities, such as flexibility – for example, compressed work weeks and work from home opportunities – a casual dress code, performance bonuses, fitness centers, and on-site medical facilities for both the employees and their families. Recruiting director Katie Koch, from Progressive, said that the insurance company’s employees remain with that business…

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Insurance Information Institute reports on job loss and gain in the insurance industry

Despite record profits this year, the insurance industry continues to shed jobs. The Insurance Information Institute has released a new report highlighting the losses in the property/casualty insurance sector. Signs of an improving economy may not be enough to help the industry keep its workforce employed, especially when confronted with costly losses due to this year’s natural disasters. The Institute’s report relied on data collected by the U.S. Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. Apart from a still turbulent economic climate, the industry has been downsizing as a result of…

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Progressive will employ 150 more people in Colorado Springs in 2011

Progressive auto insurance will be holding job fairs in Colorado Springs, in order to hire 150 more people before the end of the year and are looking for individuals seeking a rewarding career within the industry. The insurer has been named the 2011 Best Company to Work For in Colorado by Colorado Business Magazine, and has also recently been recognized on the Military Times EDGE Best for Vets 2011: Employers list. It is the fourth largest auto insurer in the United States. Progressive will be hosting a number of career…

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