Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 4:29 PM
As baby boomers retire in big numbers, the more than 250 insurance companies in Ohio are worried about a huge loss of jobs – and those retiring aren’t just salespeople
Those companies are teaming up with the state and to launch a program to recruit more people into insurance jobs. Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor says it’s a 6 billion dollar industry in Ohio.
Taylor: “We have the ninth largest insurance market in country right here in Ohio, and the 19th largest in the world. And we have over 100,000 jobs directly tied to the industry.”
A study from Columbus State Community College shows more than 17-thousand insurance jobs will need to be filled in the next five years. And insurers say these aren’t only sales jobs – the industry will need IT specialists, actuaries, and other positions.
The program’s website – insuringohiofutures.com – includes resources to help job-seekers match up with positions within the insurance industry and links to insurance jobs that are now available.
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