Progressive Expanding in Colorado, Florida, Ohio, Texas

October 6, 2010

Progressive Insurance recently announced plans to add hundreds of new jobs in Colorado, Florida, Ohio and Texas by the end of January 2011.

The additions include sales, service and claims positions. Progressive said it will be creating call center jobs in:

  • Colorado Springs, Colo. – 200
  • Austin, Texas – 175
  • Cleveland and Mentor, Ohio – 260
  • Tampa, Fla. – 240

The auto insurer said it is looking for “smart, outgoing people looking for flexible schedules, competitive pay and job perks like an on-site fitness center.”

The phone representatives will sell policies, answer customer questions, or help customers file claims after car accidents. The jobs require a minimum of two years’ post secondary education or two years’ work experience in a customer service environment.

“We’re hiring because we’re growing,” said Kay Krienke, recruiting supervisor at Progressive. “We’re looking for energetic, customer-focused problem solvers who are passionate about offering great service. In return, we offer the chance to be part of a culture that embraces risk taking, innovation and diversity, and rewards people for contributing to the company’s success.”

All of the positions offer paid training, which Krienke said could be particularly appealing to people wanting to start new careers as licensed insurance representatives.

Flexible scheduling options are available for some of the positions, such as the ability to work four 10-hour days with three days off instead of the typical five-day workweek.

Source: Progressive Group of Insurance Companies

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