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3 Lucrative Jobs For Vets In The Growing Insurance Industry
Are you in transition or in a post-military career that leaves something to be desired? Take a look at some of these roles in the insurance industry with Hirepurpose partners. Insurance isn’t usually the first industry we think of in when planning our next steps, but you should because this is a great area to start a new career outside of your MOS.
Overall this is a healthy industry that is insulated from many of the woes that affect the boom and bust cycle in manufacturing and energy; there is real stability and depth within these organizations allowing for numerous career paths within the sector — from entry-level customer service roles to cyber security, there really is something for everyone.
Because many of these companies provide benefits for other organizations, the benefits within are frequently better than what you’d find elsewhere at these career levels.
The roles outlined below do not require licensing and they are with employers who make hiring vets a priority. If you are looking for other locations, try searching for the same role on our jobs page or check the company’s profile.
Chubb, a property and casualty insurance company with locations across the United States and the world, is looking for a customer service representative in Dallas, Texas. Dedicated to the principles of diversity, integrity and excellence, Chubb fosters a very veteran-friendly atmosphere within their company. This role is perfect for junior and transitioning service members who are looking to break into the insurance industry. If you have a head for numbers, highly developed computer and typing skills, and an excellent ability to communicate both verbally and in writing, you should definitely explore this position. Training is provided and the benefits are extremely competitive.
This customer service representative position with one of the nation’s leading providers of insurance and employee benefits, MetLife, is ideal for former junior service members and their spouses. With a dedicated military veterans network and other related programs, MetLife is committed to making sure that transitioning veterans are successful. Veterans and their family members who are people-oriented, have customer-service experience, and a knack for data entry will feel right at home in this role.
Former soldiers, airmen, sailors, and Marines who have a bachelor’s degree and feel that business insurance is more their style, should look at this exciting training opportunity with Zurich North America. As a leading provider of commercial property-casualty insurance, Zurich has shown a deep commitment to the military community through its veterans recruiting program and participation in the Veterans Job Mission. This entry-level opportunity requires attendance to a 6-to-8 week training program in Schaumburg, Illinois, where accommodations will be provided. During the training, participants will learn the basics of underwriting and financial analysis. After completing the program, underwriter trainees will work in a field or line of business office setting. The room for growth with this established company in a very stable industry represents an amazing option for skilled veterans who are looking to try something completely new. Transitioning service members who possess an aptitude for analysis and honed business acumen will not find a better opportunity anywhere else.
Raccoon infestations and extreme rust didn’t stop an anonymous buyer from nabbing this Soviet-era submarine
A former Soviet submarine that became a tourist attraction docked adjacent to the Queen Mary in Long Beach is expected to be sold soon to an anonymous buyer, with plans to remove the rusting sub by mid-May.
The 48-year-old Russian Foxtrot-class submarine, known as the Scorpion, had hosted paying visitors for 17 years before it fell into such disrepair that it became infested with raccoons and was closed to the public in 2015.
Former Army 1st Lt. Clint Lorance, whom President Donald Trump recently pardoned of his 2013 murder conviction, claims he was nothing more than a pawn whom generals sacrificed for political expediency.
The infantry officer had been sentenced to 19 years in prison for ordering his soldiers to open fire on three unarmed Afghan men in 2012. Two of the men were killed.
During a Monday interview on Fox & Friends, Lorance accused his superiors of betraying him.
"A service member who knows that their commanders love them will go to the gates of hell for their country and knock them down," Lorance said. "I think that's extremely important. Anybody who is not part of the senior Pentagon brass will tell you the same thing."
"I think folks that start putting stars on their collar — anybody that has got to be confirmed by the Senate for a promotion — they are no longer a soldier, they are a politician," he continued. "And so I think they lose some of their values — and they certainly lose a lot of their respect from their subordinates — when they do what they did to me, which was throw me under the bus."
Fifteen years after the U.S. military toppled the regime of Saddam Hussein, the Army's massive two-volume study of the Iraq War closed with a sobering assessment of the campaign's outcome: With nearly 3,500 U.S. service members killed in action and trillions of dollars spent, "an emboldened and expansionist Iran appears to be the only victor.
Thanks to roughly 700 pages of newly-publicized secret Iranian intelligence cables, we now have a good idea as to why.
A U.S. Air Force combat controller will receive the nation's third highest award for valor this week for playing an essential role in two intense firefight missions against the Taliban in Afghanistan last year.
Tech. Sgt. Cody Smith, an airman with the 26th Special Tactics Squadron, 24th Special Operations Wing at Air Force Special Operations Command, will receive the Silver Star at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico on Nov. 22, the service announced Monday.
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane intercepted a suspected semi-submersible smuggling vessel in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean and seized approximately 5,000 pounds of cocaine October 23.