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Insurers Finding It Increasingly Difficult to Fill Vacant Positions

Most insurance companies plan to either maintain current staffing or add new employees over the next 12 months, The Jacobson Group and Aon have found. At the same time, their new Semi-Annual U.S. Insurance Labor Outlook Study determined that companies …

Hiring Momentum May Be Slowing Overall But Not in Insurance

There is an even balance in the share of U.S. businesses reporting decreases and increases in employment for the first time in a decade, a survey showed on Monday, the latest suggestion that the labor market has likely peaked and …

Ohio’s Nationwide Investing $160M in Workforce Development, Retention

The Columbus, Ohio-based insurance company, Nationwide, will invest $160 million in its workforce over the next five years, the company has reported. The money will go toward attracting, developing and retaining talent, and will include investments in reskilling and upskilling …

Insurers Looking to Add Jobs in Low Unemployment, High Tech Environment

About 62 percent of insurance companies polled said they intend to increase staff in the next 12 months, according to the latest U.S. Insurance Labor Outlook Study conducted by recruitment firm The Jacobson Group and insurance and professional services firm …

Financial Services Provides Plenty of Jobs – from Coast to Coast: Opinion

There were 755,436 people working in financial activities in the New York metropolitan area last year, more than twice as many as in the next-biggest area for such jobs, metro Los Angeles. But this amounted to just 8% of New …

Louisiana VA OKs Insurance License Exam Fee Reimbursement for Veterans

Veterans applying for insurance licenses with the Louisiana Department of Insurance (LDI) are now eligible for reimbursement of the required exam fees. The Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs recently approved the LDI’s application to participate in the Veterans Federal Exam …

Progressive Embarks on Hiring Binge: 10,000 People in 2019

Insurer Progressive said it expects to hire more than 10,000 people in the coming year to support its growth. Positions will include IT and analyst roles, corporate functions, customer care and claims roles. The Ohio-headquartered company has grown more than …

Former Big ‘I’ Executive Evans Joins Employment Services Firm WAHVE

Dave Evans, a former executive with the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America, has joined Work At Home Vintage Experts (WAHVE) as senior vice president of Business Development. WAHVE, formed in 2010, provides insurance firms with remote contract employees …

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 …