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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Mercury experiences growth in homeowner business leading to new hiring

Mercury Insurance has announced that as a result of a significantly increasing customer base, it will be hiring 63 new employees for full-time property claims in its New York, New Jersey, Texas, and California offices. Since the start of 2011, the homeowners business at Mercury has jumped by over 10 percent. According to the human resources director at Mercury, Clarisa Eng, the company is doing their part to put people in the United States back to work. She explained that the new hires will be assisting the company to “provide…

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Progressive Insurance to increase Austin workforce by over 100

Progressive Casualty Insurance Company has announced that it is seeking to fill 101 new Austin contact center service, sales, and claims positions by the end of September. This recruitment by the fourth largest auto insurer in the United States comes close on the heels of a previous hiring in the same city that occurred in May, when it brought in 65 new phone representatives. The Austin American-Statesman has called Progressive one of the Top Workplaces within the Austin area. The new employees within the company will be responsible for assisting…

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Tennessee legislation brings insurance jobs and more

The Tennessee State Government is expected to make changes to its laws regarding captive insurance this week. A bill that would allow the formation of new captive insurance companies is on its way to Governor Bill Haslam’s office, where it is likely to receive his signature and be passed into law.  The state has not passed any new legislation regarding captives since 1990, which fostered in 16 new companies. According to legislators, the bill will not only bring jobs to the state, but also provide insurance companies more incentive to…

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