DENVER – A collaborative of insurance carriers, trade associations and industry partners have invited the insurance community to join them in supporting the first-ever Insurance Careers Month to be held during February 2016.
Insurance Careers Month is the kick-off of a cross-industry, multi-phased initiative designed to raise awareness of the dynamic career opportunities in the risk management and insurance profession and to recruit the next generation of industry leaders.
Hamilton Insurance Group; MyPath, powered by The Institutes; Valen Analytics; The Jacobson Group; InVEST; and PCI have designated February for a month-long focus on careers in insurance. It’s the first part of a campaign promoting insurance as “the career trifecta,” a phrase chosen because it encapsulates the three key attributes of a job in insurance: it’s stable, it’s rewarding, and it’s limitless.
Leading industry CEOs, including Brian Duperreault of Hamilton Insurance Group, Inga Beale of Lloyd’s of London and Dan Glaser of Marsh & McLennan Companies, have already lent their support to Insurance Careers Month, publishing an open letter calling for brokers, carriers and business partners to get involved.
“Our industry is at a critical juncture, with new risks fueled by rapidly evolving technology,” said Mr. Duperreault. “It’s an exciting time to work in companies that help keep individuals, families, communities and governments safe. If a young person wants a purpose-driven career, he or she will find it in insurance.”
Individual companies and organizations interested in participating in Insurance Careers Month will be encouraged to broaden their local outreach and share what makes the industry a great place to work, amplifying the message that the insurance industry is hiring and has solid opportunities to offer next generation talent.
The United States insurance industry contributes more than $420 billion to the country’s GDP and employs more than 2.6 million people in stable, rewarding careers with limitless growth prospects that support innovation, from driverless cars and unmanned drones to climate change and cyber warfare.
“We’re at an exciting crossroads in our industry where innovation and growth are propelling organizations to new levels, and we need an influx of top talent to provide support and bring new perspectives to the table,” said Peter Miller, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of The Institutes, which, at the insurance industry’s request, launched MyPath in 2014 to unify the industry and excite the next generation of talent. “We’re proud to be working with such great organizations in uniting the industry to tell the world how terrific it is to work in risk management and insurance.”
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