New York Life Insurance Co. announced March 14 the launch of its new career website as an adjunct to its efforts to recruit more than 3,500 new insurance agents in 2011. The move follows a level of recruitment in 2010 that topped 3,300 new additions in a continuing trend of expansion.
The site contains information about life insurance and financial services career benefits at all levels of the profession, according to the company, as well as data on opportunities in management.
Mark Pfaff (left), executive vice president in charge of U.S. Life Insurance and Agency, New York Life, said in a statement about the recruiting drive, “With more than 40% of American households reporting they need more life insurance—the highest level ever reported—the demand for professional agents in local communities across the country has never been greater. Through real-life stories on this website, jobseekers will hear from New York Life’s agents and field managers about the benefits of a career with New York Life.” The statistic he cited regarding the high need for life insurance comes from a LIMRA study titled “Trends in Life Insurance Ownership, 2010.”