Pasadena, CA, June 09, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Finding a job as an underwriter is a Herculean task for many. UnderwritingCrossing (www.underwritingcrossing.com), which was recently launched by EmploymentCrossing (www.employmentcrossing.com), aims to list all types of underwriting jobs as well as provide details on career advancement opportunities and employment information related to the industry.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, underwriters held about 104,000 jobs in 2006. The bureau predicts employment in the underwriting field will only grow by about 6% between 2006 and 2016. Yet according to government statistics, new and emerging fields of insurance will boost job prospects for underwriters.
''In this market it is extremely hard to get a job with a recruiter, and recruiters typically work with very few companies,'' says A. Harrison Barnes, founder and CEO of UnderwritingCrossing. ''Job openings that are not widely known or publicized are the easiest jobs to get.''
UnderwritingCrossing was launched to help underwriting professionals sort out the opportunities that they might not discover otherwise. Unlike other job boards, the site focuses solely on underwriting-related jobs, and it does not charge employers to post jobs.
According to Barnes, the most popular searches on the site thus far have been:
mortgage underwriter jobs
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insurance underwriting jobs
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contract underwriting jobs
life underwriting jobs
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loan underwriter jobs
''There is an astonishing number of underwriting job openings out there. We want to find them all,'' Barnes says.
UnderwritingCrossing charges $29.95 a month to view its job-opening research. As part of the site’s launch special, however, UnderwritingCrossing is offering a free, seven-day trial to allow job seekers to familiarize themselves with the service.
For more information about UnderwritingCrossing, please visit www.underwritingcrossing.com.