Insurance industry hiring evens out, though some positions remain unfilled

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A new study showed that insurer job availability will continue to be substantial and steady for the next year. Insurance industry hiring is stabilizing as over half of all insurers intend to boost the size of their staff over the next year. The Jacobson Group and Ward Group released their Semi-Annual U.S. Insurance Labor Outlook Study results. Fifty eight percent of insurance companies will be hiring more people in 2018, said the study. The insurance industry hiring trend is greatly supported by a predicted boost in business as well as…

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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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Michigan insurance industry is having a hard time filling job postings

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Insurers in the state are continuing to open positions in their companies, but workers aren’t there to fill them. The Michigan insurance industry is all set to open up a range of new jobs over the next few years. However, it is already facing a considerable challenge in their effort to fill the positions as insurance companies compete to attract talent. This was among the primary findings in a study conducted by Ferris State University researchers. The university’s insurance, actuarial and risk management student team surveyed companies in the Michigan…

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Best insurance workplace in Indianapolis title goes to GEICO

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A survey sponsored by The Indianapolis Star revealed that the insurer took the top spot for the third year in a row. GEICO has been recognized as the best insurance workplace in Indianapolis for the third year in a row, according to a news release. The title was given to the insurance company based on the results of an employee survey. The Indianapolis Star sponsored a survey issued to company employees throughout the city. The questions focused on a range of different workplace culture issues and how much employees felt…

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Insurance executive positions lack diversity, but the industry wants change

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Sedgwick’s chief people officer pointed out that company leaders are “all white men over 40.” Terri Browne, chief people officer at Sedgwick, a worldwide leading tech-enabled risk and benefits solutions provider said there is a diversity issue among top insurance executive positions. Jobs lower in the hierarchy have a healthy diversity but higher up in most organizations has nearly none. In the lower ranks, diversity exists and teams are thriving within it. However, the higher insurance executive positions are “all white men over 40,” said Browne. “I would say, when…

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Aetna insurance jobs open up for over 300 people

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The insurer has announced that a number of spots are opening up for new hires to work from home. Aetna insurance jobs have opened up in a wave for people who are seeking to start or continue a career in the industry without having to face a commute. This is becoming an increasingly common type of position in the insurance industry as Cigna, one of Aetna’s rivals, also hires people who work from home. The health insurance company is showing that it understands why its teams might like staying at…

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Insurance technology jobs get hotter as AI’s role expands

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Customers find online self-service features increasingly appealing and the industry is hiring to meet that need. As the industry looks to artificial intelligence (AI) for improved customer service, insurance technology jobs are expanding in number and specialty. The more consumers show a preference for completing tasks online, the greater the need for large and skilled IT, programming and tech development departments. Current trends suggest that AI is a tech the insurance industry expects to be using in the very near future. In fact, a recent Accenture Plc survey suggested that…

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Insurance company jobs lost at Northwestern Mutual during business’s “transformation”

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The insurer released a statement confirming that hundreds of employees will be laid off this year. Despite the fact that the current market is very positive for insurance company jobs, hundreds of employees at Northwest Mutual will be laid off before the end of 2017. These layoffs will be on top of others that have already been issued to many of the insurer’s workers. The Northwestern Mutual layoffs are occurring primarily at the company’s corporate offices. Those offices are located in Milwaukee. The insurance provider has stated that the layoffs…

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Best insurance company for ethics title once again goes to Allstate

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For the third consecutive year, the insurer was deemed the 2017 most ethical company by the Ethisphere Institute. For the third year in a row, the Allstate Corporation was named the most ethical company by the Ethisphere Institute, making it the best insurance company for ethics for many consumers. The Ethisphere Institute has recognized the insurer as a global leader in establishing and improving ethical business practice standards. The designation was granted to the insurer in the form of the 2017 World’s Most Ethical Company. Allstate continually strives to be…

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