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Progressive Car Insurance to Hire 65 People in Austin by End of June

<p class='bwalignc'> <b>One of the top workplaces in Central Texas hiring customer service and inside sales reps</b> </p>

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Progressive Car Insurance to Hire 65 People in Austin by End of June11:15 EDT Tuesday, May 24, 2011 AUSTIN, Texas (Business Wire) -- Smart, friendly people looking to kick off the summer with a challenging and rewarding career may want to consider joining Progressive car insurance, named one of the best places to work in Central Texas by the Austin American-Statesman's Top Workplaces 2010. Progressive will fill 65 sales and customer service positions at its Austin contact center by the end of June. The phone representatives will sell policies or answer customer questions. Some of the open positions are for bilingual reps fluent in both English and Spanish. The jobs require a minimum of two years' post-secondary education or two years' work experience in a customer service environment, along with proven job stability of at least one year with a past employer. All of the positions offer paid training, and the auto insurance group offers additional on-the-job training on a regular basis to keep reps' skills up to date. “Our business is continuing to grow, and we need energetic, customer-focused people who are experienced at and passionate about offering great customer service,” said Katie Koch, director of recruiting at Progressive. “In return, we offer benefits like flexible work arrangements, potential bonuses based on company performance and a casual dress code.” In addition to medical, dental, vision and life insurance, Progressive employees also enjoy: tuition assistance; an on-site health services facility and fitness center; parenting resources, such as a child-care subsidy and maternity services; an on-site cafeteria with a variety of convenient, healthy and economical food choices; and a world-class corporate art collection featuring more than 7,500 works displayed in Progressive locations throughout the country. To find out more about jobs at Progressive in Austin or to apply, visit http://jobs.progressive.com. About Progressive The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies makes it easy to understand, buy, and use auto insurance. Progressive offers choices so consumers can reach us whenever, wherever, and however it's most convenient for them—online at progressive.com, by phone at 1-800-PROGRESSIVE, or in-person with a local agent. Progressive offers insurance for personal and commercial autos and trucks, motorcycles, boats, recreational vehicles, and homes. It's the fourth largest auto insurer in the country, the largest seller of motorcycle insurance, and a leader in commercial auto insurance. Progressive also offers car insurance online in Australia at http://www.progressiveonline.com.au. Founded in 1937, Progressive continues its long history of offering shopping tools and services that save customers time and money, like Name Your Price®, the Snapshot DiscountSM, and a concierge level of claims service. The Common Shares of The Progressive Corporation, the Mayfield Village, Ohio-based holding company, trade publicly at (NYSE:PGR). Progressive PRLeah Knapp, 440-395-9928