Insurance, financial services and IT continue to be strong and growing job sectors in the Capital region as hiring picks up again.
According to excerpts from the article:
The insurance industry employed about 6,000 people in the Lansing area in 2009, according to the most recent data released by the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth. The financial services sector, which is often lumped in with insurance in labor numbers, employed nearly 4,000.
Rich Howard, director of Greater Lansing Insurance and Financial Services Council, said he expects roughly 800 new insurance jobs and 250 to 300 new financial services jobs in about five years.
The Lansing region boasts a concentration of large, locally based insurance companies, such as Auto-Owners Insurance Co., Jackson National Life Insurance Co., Accident Fund Insurance Co. of America, Delta Dental of Michigan and Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan. Other insurers, such as Accident Fund's Detroit-based parent Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, also have sizable area operations.
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