Zurich North America continues to be an employer of choice for veterans
Schaumburg, Ill., May 10, 2018
For the third consecutive year, Zurich’s focus on hiring and supporting veterans has been recognized by Military Times by being named to the publication’s Best for Vets: Employers 2018 listing.
Zurich North America recognizes the value veterans can bring to a company and continues to increase its efforts to recruit veterans and create a supportive culture for them after they are hired.
Zurich began ramping up its veterans recruiting mission in 2014. That year, the company joined the Veteran Jobs Mission, a coalition of over 200 companies collectively committed to hiring one million U.S. military veterans. Also in 2014, Zurich launched the ZurichHiresHeroes.com website to help veterans find jobs with Zurich across the country.
Internally, the company’s Veteran Engagement Team at Zurich (VETZ) has a mission to build a community for all current and former military service members and military supporters, while establishing an inclusive environment to help employees build a career, share experiences and become thought leaders among the Zurich team. The VETZ employee resource group was launched at Zurich North America’s headquarters in Schaumburg, Ill., and now has chapters in Zurich offices in Florida, New York and Colorado.
“At Zurich, we value the training, teamwork and integrity that veterans gain from their military experience,” said Randall Clouser, Head of Marketing, Distribution & Regional Management for Zurich North America and Executive Sponsor of VETZ. “Their work ethic fits well with our desire to be the best global insurer, and their skillset is a good match for our strategy to deliver value for our customers.”
To qualify for the Military Times’ Best for Vets: Employers 2018 listing, employers filled out a detailed survey evaluating their culture, policies for military-connected employees and resources they devote to hiring veterans. Only organizations that did well in this evaluation made the list.
Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) is a leading multi-line insurer that serves its customers in global and local markets. With about 53,000 employees, it provides a wide range of property and casualty, and life insurance products and services in more than 210 countries and territories. Zurich’s customers include individuals, small businesses, and mid-sized and large companies, as well as multinational corporations. The Group is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, where it was founded in 1872. The holding company, Zurich Insurance Group Ltd (ZURN), is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and has a level I American Depositary Receipt (ZURVY) program, which is traded over-the-counter on OTCQX. Further information about Zurich is available at www.zurich.com.
In North America, Zurich is a leading commercial property-casualty insurance provider serving the global corporate, large corporate, middle market, specialties and programs sectors through the individual member companies of Zurich in North America, including Zurich American Insurance Company. Life insurance and disability coverage issued in the United States in all states except New York is issued by Zurich American Life Insurance Company, an Illinois domestic life insurance company. In New York, life insurance and disability coverage is issued by Zurich American Life Insurance Company of New York, a New York domestic life insurance company. For more information about the products and services it offers and people Zurich employs around the world go to www.zurichna.com. 2012 marked Zurich's 100 year anniversary of insuring America and the success of its customers, shareholders and employees.