Positions available at Progressive

At Progressive, our people make us an always evolving, successful organization. Revolutionizing the insurance industry for the last seventy-five years with our services and technology, we look for people – like you – who bring fresh ideas and innovative thinking. Here, we have extensive career path opportunities and a dedicated network of support through our Employee Resource Groups. We also offer training programs including courses through our Claims University and online courses. Come join a team of diverse, dedicated individuals who want to continue changing the insurance industry one big idea at a time.

Claims Adjuster Trainee (Albany, NY)

As a Claims Adjuster Trainee, you’ll be part detective, part counselor and part hero by developing relationships with our customers to help them through the difficult task of making a claim after an accident. You’ll investigate insurance policy coverage, determine fault in auto accidents and document activity on each claim to resolve them as quickly and accurately as possible. As you advance in this role and as the business need arises, you may have an opportunity to compete for jobs learning how to estimate property damage or to adjust injury claims.

Paid training! We equip you with some of the most intensive training in the industry. You will attend a two week Claims Ownership Class where you learn about field claims and property damage fundamentals like how to handle total loss situations. When you finish our Claims University classes, you’re empowered, with confidence, to deliver working solutions and positive outcomes for policyholders and others involved in losses.

Work Schedule: Some evening and weekend hours may be required.

Salary: $37,000.00 – $39,000.00 based on prior work experience.

Education and Experience Needed to be Successful:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • In lieu of bachelor’s degree, 5+ years of experience in a position that developed or required the ability to think critically, solve problems, effectively communicate verbally and in writing, and embrace new challenges. Examples of these positions could include:
  • Positions requiring significant amounts of in-person customer interaction
  • Leadership roles in customer service environment
  • Retail management
  • Restaurant management
  • Military leadership roles
  • Work as a claims adjuster, property damage adjuster or repair work within an automobile repair and/or body shop is also applicable and welcomed

Knowledge and Skills Needed to be Successful:

  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Organizational and multi-tasking abilities
  • Solid negotiation skills
  • Ability to adapt quickly in a fast paced environment
  • This position requires individuals to occasionally drive for company purposes, therefore a valid driver’s license is required

Progressive Offers:

  • Gainshare bonus program available to all employees based on company profitability
  • Ongoing training and opportunities for career advancement
  • Award-winning, supportive environment with Employee Resource Groups
  • Flexible shifts, casual dress, and great corporate culture
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • 401(k) plan
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits
  • Ways to give back through volunteering, company-matched charitable contributions and corporate-sponsored community outreach programs

How to Apply

Progressive is a place where you are celebrated for the person you are, the ideas you bring and the energy you invest. All interested candidates are directed to contact Alex Steele at Alexander_Steele@Progressive.com or 518-560-3209. As part of our hiring process, candidates must meet company requirements on our online assessment test. A representative from our recruiting team will be in touch if you are under consideration and moving forward in the process. Candidates must also pass a comprehensive background check. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Time Warner Cable Interview Day! Need a job?

Wednesday April 17th

Albany Marriott

189 Wolf Road, Albany, NY

10am to 6pm

Bring two copies of your resume

Be prepared for on-the-spot interviews

Please apply online prior to the event

http://bit.ly/1jEfbIG

What we are looking for…

Highly energetic professionals with

previous sales background preferred

Strong computer skills

Strong decision making skills

Understanding of TWC’s products and services

What we do…

Inbound Sales Representative

A consultative professional salesperson

primary Responsibility to sell and

upgrade Time Warner Cable services

Offer in accordance with company requirements and customer needs.

What we offer

Excellent base

uncapped commission pay structure with unlimited earning potential

 ($40/$45k Avg; Higher earners $70-80k)

Full Benefits

Pension Plan & 401k

Internet / Phone / Cable / Intelligent Home

 

For more information: TWC Interview Day Apr 17th 2014 (2)

Internship available with Congressman

Charlie Rangel is running for re-election to the United States House of Representatives from New York City. With 3 months remaining before the June 24th Democratic Primary, we need part- and full-time interns to help elect the congressman to his 23rd term. The campaign offers internships for the spring semester and for the summer. Don’t miss out on your chance to become a crucial part of an exciting campaign. Don’t waste another second, apply now.

Our internship program is designed to equip participants with information, skills, and campaign experience that each intern can apply to future endeavors on political campaigns or in other fields. No experience is necessary.

The campaign is looking for bright, energetic individuals who want to learn the nuts and bolts of how a campaign works, and help re-elect Congressman Charlie Rangel. Hours are completely flexible with a small requirement. Whether pushing for living wages and unemployment insurance, working to pass real immigration reform, fighting for more affordable housing or delivering healthcare reform, Charlie Rangel has dedicated his life to seeing that the middle-class has a fighting chance.

Working alongside President Obama and Mayor de Blasio, Mr. Rangel is determined to continue to deliver the progressive results the people demand, including raising the minimum wage, fully funding universal pre-k and continuing to revitalize and bring economic opportunity to upper Manhattan and the Bronx. Apply today and start paving your way into politics.

To apply for this internship, please use this link:

http://tinyurl.com/rangelintern

If you are having trouble with the link, please email rangelapplications@gmail.com

SUNY Optometry open house

The Office of Admissions at SUNY Optometry invites you to our Annual Spring Open House on Thursday, May 29th from 9:30 am to 2 pm. This is a great opportunity to explore what a career in optometry has to offer.

You will get a chance to meet students, faculty, staff and ask any questions regarding our professional O.D. program and graduate degrees in vision science. Come learn more about the profession of Optometry, SUNY College of Optometry, our admissions requirements, and the opportunities available to our graduates.

RSVP at http://www.sunyopt.edu/openhouse

Check-in will begin at 9 am.

Times Union Job Fair

Wednesday April 16th, 2014 from 10-4

Workshops will be taking place throughout the fair:

10-4- Resume Critiquing

9-10- Instructor Led and Online Career Training Programs

10:30-11:30- How Department of Labor Career Centers help you find your next job

12:00-12:30- SCCC Academic Programs in Downtown Albany

12:30-1:00- Veteran Services

1:30-2:30- How to Sell Yourself in a Job Interview

3-4- Speed Career Advice

 

This is the LARGEST JOB FAIR IN THE CAPITAL DISTRICT: Bring copies of your resume and dress professionally! Top employers will be attending an ready to hire.

 

For more information and a list of participating companies please visit: http://web.timesunion.com/jobs/jobfair/jobseekers.asp

Whole Foods job opportunities and Job Fair!

Whole Foods Market is participating in an upcoming job fair where people can apply in person to work at the new organic grocery store opening this summer at Colonie Center in suburban Albany, NY.

Whole Foods Market will have representatives at a April 17 job fair sponsored by the state Labor Department and Office of Gneneral Services.

The Dr. King Career Fair will be held 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in downtown Albany.

Webinar: Mapping out your job search with a Japanese Skill set

Wondering where to start your job search and how to use your Japanese language skills to find a fulfilling career?

Don’t miss the chance to have these questions and more answered during our first ever English webinar.

Participation is limited to 50 spots, so secure yours now at: http://www.careerforum.net/job_detail.asp?jobno=14058&ref=201424&lang=E

Date & Time Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 8:00PM – 9:00PM (US EST) 8:00PM – 8:30PM (Seminar) 8:30PM – 9:00PM (Q&A Session)

How does the webinar work? All you need is a computer with a high-speed internet connection. Simply login and participate in the seminar from the convenience of your own room.

Topics to be discussed: * Effectively timing your job search * How to use Career Forums to your greatest advantage * Assessing your Japanese language skill Registration: http://www.careerforum.net/job_detail.asp?jobno=14058&ref=201424&lang=E Registration Deadline: Sunday, May 4th, 2014 (US EST) If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at cfn@careerforum.net at anytime.

Great opportunity to learn more about Nutrition Assistance Program and other human service programs

Hunger Solutions New York has an upcoming Outreach Convention regarding the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP this May 21st that would be a wonderful opportunity for SUNY students to interact, network and learn about human service, federal nutrition assistance programs like SNAP.  We have been making a special effort to connect to Albany area students to help educate them about the benefits of the SNAP program. There will be a number of local non-profit agencies, human service organizations and New York state-wide Nutrition Outreach and Education Program Coordinators giving brief informational presentations.

The 2 hour convention will feature a Certificate of Participation that students can earn once they have gone through the SNAP curriculum.  We believe this will be an incredible opportunity for students to connect and network to local non-profits and human service organizations, learn and be educated about SNAP and earn a Certificate of Participation about SNAP.

If you would like more information please click on the link: http://us7.campaign-archive1.com/?u=bf68ff14aa53a5404e402619c&id=3c11f9a872

Want to take a summer course in the Czech Republic?

Summer School on Behavioral Economics and Psychology 2014!

The aim of the Summer School is to provide students with an opportunity to learn about the implications of behavioral research for policy making and creation of public institutional settings as well as its practical application for the realm of organizational management and helping us to cope with flood of information in the current world.

 

When? 5-12 July 2014

Where? Summer Schools will take place in Prague, Czech Republic

The Final Application Deadline was prolonged till April 30, 2014.

The Prague Summer Schools are seven-day academic programs designed to bring together undergraduate and graduate students of various nationalities and academic backgrounds to enjoy their summer holidays in the unique academic and cultural environment.

 

There are still spots available in:

Summer School on China: A World Superpower – Myth or Reality?

We invite you to visit our website www.praguesummerschools.org to discover the details about the upcoming programs. The website will direct you to the individual page of each summer program containing information on academics, logistics, photos, alumni feedback, guidelines to application process, and online application.

Should you have any questions regarding the Prague Summer Schools or application process, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Position available at KeyBank

Where: KeyBank

Technology & Operations Organization

Location 17 Corporate Woods Blvd; Albany  NY
   
Position Title Technology Program Administrator
   
Hours Monday – Friday;

Flex hours between 7am – 7pm

  • Will establish schedule around class schedule requirements

 

Rate $18.00
   
About the Job Under general supervision, provides support to for a program of technology projects: collects, compiles and analyzes moderately complex data and information for inclusion in reports and presentation materials; composes written communications and prepares presentations; exercises judgment and basic reasoning skills for the inclusion of data in reports to management regarding the status and overall health of the programs.

 

Our role is to collaborate and apply our new, existing, and expanding technology to support the business – all within a schedule and budget so they can achieve revenue and business benefits can be achieved.

 

The ideal candidate is someone whom is responsible, reliable, trustworthy, and accountable.  All other skills / aspects can be learned and/or found with persistence.

 

Job Qualifications - Proficient Microsoft Office Suite:   Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Visio – Ability to establish relationships and communicate effectively – Takes initiative and works independently on routine and more complex matters – Ability to solve basic problems and prioritize workload

Good Attitude!

 

Upon interview – I would request some examples of PowerPoint presentations and brief summary of content / message / data – the presentation is supporting / conveying to audience.

   
Notes Upon interview – I would request some examples of PowerPoint presentations and brief summary of content / message / data – the presentation is supporting / conveying to audience.

 

Office Setting – Business Casual Dress

   
If interested; please send copy of resume and PowerPoint Presentations / Context to: Kimberly Collins Bromberg

 

Kimberly_Collins@keybank.com

 

Subject: Program Administrator

   
Please Respond no later than April 18th – Requested Start Date May 12th  
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