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Old 01-08-2007, 06:54 PM
 
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Hi all, I am relocating to the Greensboro/Winston-Salem area in the near future for family reasons and I will be seeking employment upon arrival.
If my memory serves me correctly, this area was sortof an "insurance mecca"
in the past, meaning that a lot of the larger insurance companies in the country had their corporate headquarters in this area. My background is that
I am an insurance underwriter with 12 years of experience. I was wondering if any of you know if this would still hold true for this area, or is that no longer the case ? I have done research on employment in this area and have uncovered a few insurance corporate offices, and I am also wondering if the majority of insurance company headquarters would be in Winston-Salem, or in Greensboro, because we want to rent or purchase a house
where the most likelihood exists for my being closest to the most insurance companies. I would really appreciate it if any of you know about the existence/possibility of obtaining a decent job in insurance in this area,
and also where I might locate further sources of info. Thank you very much.
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Old 01-09-2007, 10:14 AM
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Jefferson-Pilot used to be HQ'ed in Greensboro, but they were bought by Lincoln Financial about 2 yrs ago. They still have a strong presence in downtown GSO, but jobs were cut due to the merger.

GSO has more insurance jobs than the average city its size due to JP/Lincoln, but I wouldn't call it a "mecca" by any means.

Winston-Salem would also have some due to its traditional banking background with BB&T (HQ'ed in W-S) and Wachovia (now HQ'ed in Charlotte).

One industry that also exists around here due to the heavy manufacturing concentrations are factoring companies such as GMAC and the bank subsidiaries.
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Old 01-11-2007, 10:52 AM
 
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Oh, thank you very much for your reply and I really appreciate this information ! I will continue to check out all of the information I can find regarding insurance companies in the area. Thanks again.
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