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Nationwide Insurance Cutting 1,000 Jobs

Nationwide intends to eliminate the jobs of about 1,100 employees across the country _ around 3.6 percent of its workforce. The insurance and financial services company says about 80 workers in Des Moines and 350 in Columbus, Ohio, were told …

Insurers Looking to Continue Hiring in Very Competitive Labor Market

Insurance companies are hoping to hire additional employees over the rest of 2018 in a labor market that remains extremely competitive, according to a study from The Jacobson Group and Aon’s Ward Group. About 63 percent of companies said they …

Insurance Industry Hiring Stabilizes; Key Jobs Remain Difficult to Fill: Study

Fifty-eight percent of insurance companies plan to increase staff during the next 12 months in part due to expected increase in business and new markets, according to the Semi-Annual U.S. Insurance Labor Outlook Study conducted by The Jacobson Group and …

66% of Insurers Plan Increased Hiring Over Next Year: Study

More than 66 percent of insurance companies intend to increase staff during the next 12 months, according to a new midyear labor study. That rate is the highest in the history of the study, The U.S. Insurance Labor Outlook Study, …

Allstate Moving 400 Tech Jobs to Chicago

Insurance company Allstate has announced plans to open an innovation hub with 400 employees at Chicago’s Merchandise Mart. The Northbrook-based company announced that the 45,000-square-foot office space will house the company’s Quantitative Research & Analytics and Connected Car teams. The …

Liberty Mutual Breaks Ground on 1M Square Foot Texas Campus

Liberty Mutual Insurance has kicked off construction of its new campus in Plano, Texas. The 1-million-square-foot office is expected to be complete in 2017. Liberty Mutual’s $325 million-plus expansion project is expected to bring more than 4,000 employees to Plano …

Insurance Carriers Plan Increased Hiring in 2015: Survey

About two-thirds of insurance carriers expect to hire more employees this year, a new survey finds. According to the semi-annual U.S. Insurance Labor Outlook Study conducted by The Jacobson Group and Ward Group, 66 percent of all insurance companies intend …

Iowa Insurance Broker Plans to Add 90 Jobs over 3 Years

A Dubuque, Iowa-based insurance broker has announced plans to add 90 jobs over the next three years. Cottingham & Butler President and CEO David Becker tells the Dubuque Telegraph Herald that it could add as many as 45 jobs this …

Texas Insurance Trade Group’s Video Aimed at Student Recruitment

The Insurance Council of Texas (ICT) has produced a six-minute video highlighting the variety of job opportunities available in the insurance industry for recent college graduates and current undergrads. The video (http://youtu.be/2y1Qo9X8jt0) will be distributed to a large number of …

The Hartford Cut Workforce by 3,700 in 2013

Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. cut its staff by 16 percent last year as Chief Executive Officer Liam McGee narrowed the insurer’s focus. The insurer had about 18,800 employees as of Dec. 31, a decline of 3,700 from a year …