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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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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Allstate’s 2011 agency owners and salespeople to grow by over 230

Michigan’s sixth largest car insurance provider, Allstate, has announced that it will be appointing 35 new agency owners this year, in addition to hiring in excess of 200 licensed sales employees. The new agency offices will be located in Lansing, Metro Detroit, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, Flint/Saginaw, and Kalamazoo. Agency sales leader for Michigan, Chris Markey, released a statement which said that they have identified a sizeable “opportunity in the current economy to attract entrepreneurs and mid-career, mid-level managers who are looking for a business opportunity with a recognized brand.”…

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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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