In industry news:

The U.S. Insurance Labor Outlook Study, conducted by The Jacobson Group and Ward Group found that 66 percent of insurance companies intend to increase staff during the next 12 months. The figure is about consistent with last year, when Jacobson and Ward reported that 65 percent of property/casualty insurance companies polled had plans to continue adding personnel, even while expecting a slowdown in business. Some additional findings include:

  • Four percent of companies expect a decrease in staffing during the next 12 months.
  • Technology, claims and underwriter roles are expected to grow more than any other industry position during the next 12 months.
  • Executive, technology and actuarial positions are the most difficult to fill.

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