Insurance employment forecast sees 14,000 jobs currently available and 27,000 more this year

GreatInsuranceJobs.com has released a report on the availability of jobs among managing general agents, third party administrators, brokers, and agents, and has determined that there are currently about 14,000 positions open, and that there will be an additional 27,000 jobs available before the end of 2012. The report was based on a survey of those parts of the industry, among which 126 different insurance entities participated across the country. The survey was performed over the phone, and involved five questions about the current and forecasted job availability, in addition to…

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The basics you need to know before opening your own insurance agency

Going into business for yourself and starting up your own independent insurance agency can be a thrilling, fulfilling, and rewarding experience, but you need to understand the business and its requirements before you can hang your shingle. Insurance, after all, is a business of relationships, and while you may have many on your own as an agent, by recruiting several associate agents, you will build your network significantly. By helping to protect families, individuals, and businesses from the disasters that can occur in life, you will also be creating a…

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Survey shows that insurers looking to hire more staff throughout 2012

A new survey from The Jacobson Group, a leading insurance staffing services firm, and the Ward Group, a consulting firm, suggests that the majority of insurance companies in the U.S. will be looking to hire more staff throughout the 2012 fiscal year. More than 60 regional insurance carriers and 50 multinational insurance groups participated in the survey. According to the groups’ findings, these insurers are looking to embolden their workforce to account for rapid growth seen in several sectors, especially concerning the property/casualty sector. Though the past two years have…

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State Farm Insurance announces intentions to recruit 3,000 new hires

State Farm Insurance has announced that it will be hiring 3,000 new employees across the United States and Canada in order to fill a number of positions where there had been open positions (those unfilled after people left) throughout the recession, as well as to add an additional 900 agents. The insurer, based in Bloomington, Illinois, has revealed that it is now accepting applications for these new jobs, which will primarily be for positions in customer service, information technology, and claims. This new wave of hiring will boost the workforce…

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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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Insurance industry sheds jobs in some sectors while adding to others, according to III report

The Insurance Information Institute (III) has released a new report drawing upon data from the U.S. Department of Labor. The report touches upon the volatility seen in the property/casualty insurance business in October of this year. According to the report, the property/casualty sector performed poorly in terms of employment while other sectors saw promising growth. Overall, the report highlights the turbulent year the insurance industry has faced as a whole and suggests that the trend can continue throughout next year depending on the economic climate. The III notes that 900…

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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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