Wednesday AM August 19th, 2009

If you're in the insurance business, you might be interested in a hiring event today. Liberty National Life insurance plans to hire more than 100 agents in the Houston area as part of a nationwide hiring event. Ed Mayberry reports.

now hiring signMcKinney, Texas-based Liberty National Life Insurance is staging 125 "We're Hiring" events across the nation, as it attempts to hire more than 2,500 agents in one day.  Many of those jobs will be in the Houston area, as Branch Manager John Rundloff explains.

"You know, we're trying to hire at least 100 people today, if not more.  And try to build the community, and we understand where we're at in the recession and everything else and try to get some people some jobs that, you know, need 'em at this time."

Ed:  "Now, this is nationwide, right, this type of hiring event?"

"Yes sir, this is nationwide."

Ed:  "So how many other cities?"

"Oh my goodness, I mean, we were looking at Las Vegas and hiring at least over 500 people today, sales agents and managers."

Rundloff says Liberty National's in the most aggressive growth mode in its history.

"Liberty National's been around for over 100 years.  You know, it's a very, very strong health insurance company.  It's part of Torchmark now, A+ rated company for, you know, over 30 years now.  Everything from life insurance, health supplements, you know, we take care of small businesses as far as getting health insurance for them."

Ed:  "And you guys are in an agressive growth mode right now."

"Oh, absolutely.  Nationwide.  We're really, really pushing to get this, you know, up and going as quick as possible."   

Interviews are being conducted today at Crowne Plaza Suites in Sugar Land on the Southwest Freeway.  Ed Mayberry, KUHF Houston Public Radio News.

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Ed Mayberry

Local Anchor, All Things Considered

Ed Mayberry has worked in radio since 1971, with many of those years spent on the rock 'n' roll disc jockey side of the business...