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Jacobson and Ward Group to Take Pulse of U.S. Insurance Labor Market Through Semi-Annual Outlook Study

June 28, 2012

CHICAGOThe Jacobson Group and Ward Group announce the next iteration of the Semi-Annual U.S. Insurance Labor Outlook Study to gather valuable information on insurance industry labor trends and future staffing expectations. The study begins on June 27 and ends on July 18, 2012. All industry organizations, across all sectors, are invited to participate.

“Over the past four years, this study has become a valuable indicator of insurance-specific labor market trends,” said Gregory P. Jacobson, co-chief executive officer of The Jacobson Group.

The January 2012 iteration of the labor outlook study found that 50 percent of all companies planned to increase staff this year – a then encouraging sign for the insurance industry. “This mid-year rendition allows us to view the industry’s progress and to gauge whether companies are on track to grow at anticipated rates.”

Participation is the survey is free of charge and the results are confidential. The survey can be completed by following this link.

To request more information on the survey, please contact Vince Albers of Ward Group at (513) 746-2422 or [email protected]

The results will be analyzed in a complementary webinar presentation on August 7, 2012. All members of the insurance community are welcome to attend. Detailed results will be distributed to survey participants following the webinar. To register for the webinar, follow this link.

About The Jacobson Group:
The Jacobson Group is the nation’s leading provider of insurance talent. For 40 years, we have been connecting insurance organizations with professionals from the board room to the back room on both a permanent and temporary basis. We offer a variety of solutions including executive search, professional recruiting, RPO, temporary staffing, subject matter experts, and onsite and work-at-home operations support. Whatever the need or situation, Jacobson is the insurance talent solution.
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About Ward Group®:
Ward Group is the leading provider of benchmarking and best practices research studies for insurance companies.  The firm analyzes staff levels, business practices and expenses for all areas of insurance company operations to help companies measure results, optimize performance and be more profitable.  For more information about Ward Group, visit

The Jacobson Group
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Vince Albers, Senior Consultant
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