Insurance Jobs Road Show Draws Hundreds

April 30, 2014

An Insuring Ohio Futures’ three-city tour began early last week with an Insurance Career Chat at Kent State University. Ohio’s largest insurance and risk management program at Kent State now has 68 students enrolled as majors.

Hundreds of attendees had the opportunity to speak with Ohio-based insurance companies about career and internship opportunities, and learn more about the looming job gap from Insuring Ohio Futures representatives. They also heard about Kent State’s insurance degree program.

Insurance Industry Resource Council members Medical Mutual of Ohio, The Motorists Insurance Company, Nationwide Insurance and Westfield Insurance were on hand, joined by two companies represented on Kent State’s advisory board: National Interstate Insurance Company and MAPFRE Insurance.

The Insuring Ohio Futures program moved south on Wednesday with a stadium-sized announcement at the University of Cincinnati. Ohio Lt. Governor Mary Taylor once again headlined an Insuring Ohio Futures 26,000 jobs announcement, this time in front of media from Cincinnati and Dayton.

The event took place at Fifth Third Arena, the site of last weekend’s University of Cincinnati graduation ceremonies. Taylor was joined by industry representatives Michelle A. (Shelly) Gillis, senior vice president and chief administrative officer of American Financial Group, Inc.; Timothy Timmel, senior vice president of operations of The Cincinnati Insurance Company; and Dr. Steve Slezak, University of Cincinnati’s director of the Carl H. Lindner III Center for Insurance and Risk Management.

Rounding out the week, Paul Werth Associates represented Insuring Ohio Futures during the National Guard’s Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program in Columbus. Hundreds of military members returning from overseas deployment attended a day of career counseling as they prepare to re-enter the workforce.

With 26,000 skilled-workers needed in the insurance industry by 2020, military veterans, along with students and career-change professionals, will be critical in addressing the talent gap.

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