TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Representatives from Direct Auto Insurance will be on site at MacDill Air Force Base on Wednesday, September 14 and Thursday, September 22 to meet with soldiers who are transitioning out of active military duty with the goal of providing paid training and employment opportunities for them in the insurance industry. The event will be held at the MacDill Airman & Family Readiness Center from 9:00am until 4:30pm and will be open to all military personnel, their spouses and their families through the Employment Assistance Program at the base.
Direct Auto Insurance will be interviewing soldiers for paid training opportunities in the insurance claims area including property damage and personal injury protection. No insurance or claims experience is required to participate in the program. The company, whose corporate headquarters is in Nashville, TN, operates claims centers in Florida and Texas.
The event is part of the Department of Defense's Transition Assistance Program (TAP) that provides assistance to soldiers and their families as they transition from active military duty to civilian life. TAP was created as a partnership between the Department of Defense, Department of Labor, Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security.
"We're looking to identify candidates who are interested in learning about the insurance industry and pursuing a career specifically in the claims function," said Tom Kaschalk, Senior Vice President of Claims for Direct Auto Insurance who is based in Tampa. "We hope to recruit a number of individuals who have the leadership skills and an inquisitive nature that can complete our training program and fill full time claims positions in our Tampa or Dallas facilities."
Direct Auto Insurance will provide a comprehensive paid training program beginning in October at its Tampa claims center. Additional training classes are also being planned for future dates. "At Direct, we feel it's important for companies to step up and support our service men and women by providing them with job opportunities once their service to our country is completed and they re-enter civilian life," added Kaschalk. "Participating in this program is just Direct's way of doing what's right for our military personnel."
Direct Auto Insurance also provides life insurance and other non-insurance products including roadside assistance throughout its nearly 400 offices. The company operates a call center in Baton Rouge in addition to the two claims centers.
About Direct General:
The Direct General group of companies is an automobile insurance provider that helps consumers get and keep car insurance. Direct provides consumers with the flexibility to determine when and how they pay their premiums. The company also helps insure drivers with weak or non-existent credit histories, who have experienced a lapse in coverage, or who have marginal or troubled driving records. Direct General has close to 400 offices in 12 states (AR, FL, GA, IL, LA, MS, MO, NC, SC, TN, TX and VA). For more information, visit http://www.directgeneral.com.
SOURCE Direct Auto Insurance