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PIA Comments on Millennial Hiring on NPR

The insurance industry is scrambling to fill many open positions, but many millennials don’t consider insurance as a potential career — or think it’s boring...
March 28, 2016

 

NPRThe insurance industry is scrambling to fill many open positions, but many millennials don’t consider insurance as a potential career — or think it’s boring. PIA’s Pat Borowski was interviewed in a report on millennial hiring (“Insurance Industry Is Hiring But Millennials Don’t Seem To Be Interested”) that was broadcast on National Public Radio’s (NPR’s) Morning Edition on March 15.

Borowski points out that just in sheer numbers, there are not enough younger people to replace all the people that are going to be retiring in the insurance industry. When she speaks about her industry to college students, Pat Borowski says she gets this reaction:“They kind of just stare at you (laughter).” Others interviewed include PIA member Augusto Russell and Shawn Tubman, campus recruiting manager for Liberty Mutual Insurance.

Summing up the perception problem among millennials was Charlotte Hudson, a sophomore studying finance at Virginia Commonwealth University. She said, “My idea of working in the insurance industry is kind of like older men making a lot of money, and there isn’t a lot of room for creativity.” You can listen to the NPR story here.

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