Progressive Insurance Co. Launches Hiring Blitz

Company sign at Progressive Insurance headquartersAuto insurance provider Progressive announced this week that it has plans to hire a total of nearly 400 people by the end of next month.

The car insurer will be spreading the new hires across four call center locations: Tampa, Fla.; Colorado Springs, Colo.; Austin, Texas; and Cleveland, Ohio.

Progressive plans to hire 110 in Tampa, 95 in Colorado Springs, 65 in Austin and 125 in Cleveland.

All of the positions to be filled are in sales and customer service. All require “a minimum of two years’ post-secondary education or two years’ work experience in a customer service environment, along with proven job stability of at least one year with a past employer.”

Progressive has been gaining customers and prominence in the automobile insurance coverage market in recent years.

Between 2007 and 2010, annual net premium for the company grew by about 5 percent, from $13.8 billion in 2007 to $14.5 billion in 2010.

According to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), Progressive was the fourth-largest writer of private passenger auto policies in 2010, trailing behind only State Farm, Allstate and Geico. The ranking was based on total premium dollars written.

Of the $165.48 billion in total private passenger policy premiums written in 2010 that are accounted for in the NAIC statistics, Progressive wrote about 7.7 percent.

About John Pirro
John Pirro is a licensed fire and casualty insurance agent specializing in various aspects of the auto insurance industry. He worked in the auto body repair industry before taking a reporting position at Online Auto Insurance News.

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