Insurance Jobs Up in July, Reports BLS

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) August 24, 2017

The insurance industry added 3,500 jobs in July according to preliminary numbers reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Economic Situation Report released on Friday, August 4, 2017.

“Employment in the insurance industry jumped up in July after losing 900 jobs in June,” said Jay Rollins, owner of the insurance employment website “Initially, the BLS reported a loss of 2,100 jobs in June, however that number has since been revised.”

Insurance now employs 2,626,900 people in the United States, with an unemployment rate of 2.0 percent. Over the past year, the sector has increased by 40,500 jobs while the unemployment rate has decreased from 2.9 percent in July 2016. “Employment in insurance has been steadily on the rise since leveling out in 2013. When job losses do occur, they tend to be infrequent and corrected in the following months,” said Rollins.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics classifies the insurance carriers and related activities subsector, which includes positions like claims adjusters, claims investigators, insurance sales agents, and insurance underwriters, as a part of the finance and insurance sector, and of the greater financial activities supersector.

Overall, the U.S. economy added 209,000 jobs in July while the unemployment rate reached 4.3 percent, its lowest level since May 2001. Job gains for the month occurred in food services and drinking places, professional and business services, and health care.


Established in 2006, is the leading insurance jobs website for insurance careers. Currently, the site has over 250,000 registered job seekers and 6,500 registered employers. Users can create a profile, upload their resume, apply to positions and engage in our social communities. Employers can post insurance job opportunities and browse a resume bank for applicants. Thousands of new jobs are listed each month by geographic location and specialty, including jobs in insurance claims, actuarial, adjuster, agents, clerical, customer service, health, life, risk management, sales, investigators, insurance underwriters, workers compensation and more.

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Kirkwood Auto Center Sponsors Midway Little League Baseball Program

Wilmington, DE (PRWEB) August 24, 2017

Nothing could make the folks at Kirkwood Auto Center more proud than to announce the sponsorship of the Midway Little League baseball program. Midway Little League, known as Midway LL, is a well established group in the community, introducing the kids of Newark to the great American pastime since way back in 1965.

Midway LL is much more than a sporting system. From the very first moment a local child joins one of Midway Little Leagues T-ball teams all the way up through fast pitch baseball, the organization concentrates on instilling a sense of character, courage and loyalty that last these kids a lifetime. Area youth enjoy high quality volunteer instruction and gain an appreciation for competition in a safe, fun and supportive environment. Families all over the Newark, DE community trust Midway LL to make the community a better place to live.

Anyone can participate with this program by getting your kids involved in the great game of baseball, attending games and even joining in team leadership and instruction.

Midway LL could also use financial support. They sponsor local events like the Midway 5k where anyone can show your support by walking or running into the hearts of young boys and girls, not to mention setting a great example.

Join Kirkwood Auto Center in supporting Midway Little League by having tire and service work done at the convenient Wilmington, DE store. Visiting Kirkwood Auto Center for automotive needs insures the ability to keep investing in local organizations and events that are so vital to building an excellent place to live.

Come out and cheer as Kirkwood Auto Center helps make sure that Midway Little League remains a staple of positive power for youth for years and years to come.

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Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr. and Legendary Gospel Artist Pastor Shirley Caesar to Headline CBCF Annual Prayer Breakfast

Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) August 24, 2017

Presiding Bishop of the Church of God in Christ, Inc. (COGIC), Charles Edward Blake Sr., and legendary GRAMMY® award-winning powerhouse, Pastor Shirley Caesar, are set to headline the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated's (CBCF) Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) Prayer Breakfast, September 23, 2017, from 7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. This year’s ALC honorary co-chairs are Congressman Marc Veasey from Texas and Congresswoman Robin Kelly from Illinois.

Celebrating faith, freedom and resilience, this year’s event will introduce a creative worship experience with liturgical dancers Stacy J. & Unified Praise from Houston, Texas and will also feature a performance by the Great Commission Baptist Church Choir from Ft. Worth, Texas. The CBCF is honored again to have this year’s Prayer Breakfast sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company.

“People of all faiths, nationalities, and races are facing unprecedented attempts to take away basic civil and human rights. Our nation needs decisive leadership to overcome some of its most urgent challenges,” said A. Shuanise Washington, CBCF president and CEO. “The Prayer Breakfast is a time to unite and refocus our priorities on what is truly important, namely investments in our people. By doing so, we will ultimately prevail over those seeking to divide us.”

Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr., is the Presiding Bishop of the Church of God in Christ, Inc., a 6.5 million-member Pentecostal-Holiness denomination. In 2009, Bishop Blake was invited by President Obama to serve on the White House Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. As founder and CEO of Save Africa’s Children, a program of the Pan African Children’s Fund, Bishop Blake helps to support more than 200,000 children in 400 orphan care programs in more than 23 African nations. Bishop Blake is an ardent advocate of education and academic excellence, holding multiple academic and honorary degrees from various educational institutions.

Pastor Shirley Caesar is a music icon. Known as the “Reigning Queen of Gospel,” Pastor Shirley Caesar is one of the most recognized names and voices of gospel. She has won 12 GRAMMY® Awards, 14 Stellar Awards, 18 Dove Awards, has been inducted into the Gospel Hall of Fame and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

“Music is my lifelong service in ministry. I am excited to be part of the CBCF’s Prayer Breakfast and hope that listeners will feel the love, embrace the strength and be inspired to keep rising through the tough times,” said Pastor Shirley Caesar.

Great Commission Baptist Church Choir’s main purpose is to touch people by ministering and imparting the gospel of Jesus Christ through song. This powerful ensemble from Ft. Worth, Texas, is filled with singers of various musical experiences and ages who celebrate music and spirituality. Under the direction of Excell Amos and backed by a talented ensemble of musicians, the choir's spirit and harmonies bring audiences to their feet by making a joyful noise.

Stacy J. & Unified Praise want to change lives through dance. From Houston, Texas, this amazing and gifted group of liturgical dancers share their understanding of resilience through a cultural lens that is aimed at bringing glory to God through dance.

Proceeds from the Prayer Breakfast benefit the CBCF’s fellowship, internship, scholarship and research programs–and the foundation’s efforts to eliminate disparities in the African-American community. To purchase tickets to the breakfast and to register for the ALC, visit

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The ALC is the leading policy conference on issues impacting African Americans and the global black community. The conference features nearly 100 public policy forums on health, education, economic empowerment, the environment, and more. Signature events and features include the National Town Hall, Celebration of Leadership in Fine Arts, Community Breakfast and Health Fair, Gospel Extravaganza, Black Party, Prayer Breakfast, Exhibit Showcase, and the culminating event, the Phoenix Awards Dinner.

This year’s theme, “And Still I Rise,” reflects a legacy of resilience that emphasizes the collective strength of the black community to rise above continued racial inequalities. Sign up to receive the e-newsletter and follow the CBCF on social media using hashtag, #CBCFALC17 for updates.








The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF), established in 1976, is a non-partisan, nonprofit, public policy, research and educational institute, committed to advancing the global black community by developing leaders, informing policy and educating the public.



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