15 Trends in P/C Insurance Employment

April 16, 2012
  • More with Less

    Many employers got used to doing more with fewer people during the downturn.

  • Slow Going

    Insurance hiring may rise but it will likely still lag behind insurance demand.

  • Touch Somebody

    Referrals from employees, friends and clients remains the most popular recruitment tool.

  • Bright Spots

    Sales and claims areas appear to have the best opportunities.

  • Technical Knowledge

    Where employers are hiring, finding people with good technical skills remains a challenge.

  • Opportunity Agents

    Only one-third of independent agencies nationwide expect to boost staff size in 2012: IJ survey.

  • Hidden Opportunities

    Importance of networking: only a fraction of all job openings ever get advertised.

  • Positive Signs

    Recovering economy and hardening market are positive signs for insurance job market.

  • Constant Lookout

    Many agencies are perpetually on a lookout for good producers.

  • Temp to Perm

    Increase in hiring of temporary workers could signal more permanent hires soon.

Around the Country

Employment prospects vary greatly by employer, region and job specialty. For a closer look, Insurance Journal editors interviewed property/casualty industry leaders in their respective regions and will be filing the following reports this week:

For insurance jobs listings on Insurance Journal, visit:www.insurancejournal.com/jobs/

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  • May 2, 2012 at 1:16 pm
    Ann-Marie says:
    It is so difficult to quickly read any articles on here. Didn't even read this because it's so cumbersome.
  • April 17, 2012 at 10:43 am
    Pedro says:
    Pretty poor excuse for an article. A space filler.
  • April 16, 2012 at 5:09 pm
    George says:
    Hope all is well.
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