Efforts are Part of Nationwide Initiative to Attract Thousands of Financial Professionals and Interns
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (April 2, 2012) — Northwestern Mutual-Louisville, Inc. aims to add 28 financial representatives and 60 financial representative interns in 2012. The effort is part of the nationwide effort by Northwestern Mutual to recruit more than 2,000 financial representatives and more than 3,000 financial representative interns in 2012.
Expanding its network of financial representatives is imperative for keeping pace with the demonstrated need for Northwestern Mutual‚s tailored planning approach, and its asset protection, growth and savings solutions. A poll conducted by Harris Interactive lastyear found that Americans overwhelmingly prefer choices that deliver higher quality, long-term growth and guarantees, versus options that are cheaper and faster in the short term, but may be higher risk or deliver less return over the long term. This trend is underscored by the fact that in 2011, Northwestern Mutual added more than 350,000 new policies, the largest annual total in almost 20 years.
More Americans are taking action to address their financial needs today, with nearly 70% claiming that “Getting my financial house in order is a priority for me,” according to Harris Interactive survey commissioned by Northwestern Mutual and released in 2011.
The Kentucky & Southern Indiana Group of Northwestern Mutual, with 120 financial representatives in sixteen offices in the region,is adding new qualified financial representatives and interns at a fast pace.
“More people are looking for trusted financial guidanceand they‚re finding this advice from our Financial Representatives,” says Dan Rivers, Managing Partner. “We are in a strong position to add financial professionals to keep up with the high demand among consumers for financial advice and financial security.”
Three Northwestern Mutual Office Locations in Louisville to Accommodate Growth
To accommodate the new financial representatives and staff, The Kentucky & Southern Indiana Group has added two new offices in Louisville over the past five years. The main office is located downtown on Fourth Street in the Meidinger Tower. In, 2007 Northwestern Mutual added a second location in the Ormsby Three office building at FaulknerReal Estate‚s Forest Green Corporate Office Park. Recently, the company added a third Louisville location at 9600 Brownsboro Road in the Republic Bank Building.
Company Receives Numerous Honors
For the 15th consecutive year, Northwestern Mutual‚s financial representative internship program is one of the “Top 10 Internships in America,” according to Vault®. Working with a mentor provides interns an opportunity to test drive and get an insider’s glimpse into the industry. This approach has helped Northwestern Mutual retain and grow its field leaders — 45 percent of the company’s senior field management began their careers with the company asan intern.
Selling Power magazine‚s annual “50 Best Companies to Sell For” issue (November 2011) ranked Northwestern Mutual numberone in its industry and 16th overall among service companies, validating the company as an ideal place to launch and grow a career.
Northwestern Mutual was named one of the “Top 100 Employers for the Class of 2011” by Diversity Employers magazine, illustrating its commitment to a diverse and inclusive work environment.
The company was named “ World’s Most Admired ” life insurance company by FORTUNE® magazine in 2011. It wasalso ranked number one in customer satisfaction for the third year in a row, according to the latest American Customer Satisfaction Index (ASCI).
“We continue to attract the best talent because our business model has the client at the center of all of our decisions,” says Rivers. “Northwestern Mutual is a great partner that provides us a great career path story that is unrivaled in our industry.”