Travel insurance firm plans major Windsor expansion, adding hundreds of jobs

A travel insurance firm born and raised in Windsor is planning a workforce-doubling expansion that would add 300 jobs and serve as a guiding light for diversifying the local economy.



a sign on the side of a building: Travel insurance firm Active Care Management is eyeing this industrial building at 3355 Munich Court in Windsor's Twin Oaks Business Park, shown Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, for a major expansion and possible doubling of its local workforce.


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Travel insurance firm Active Care Management is eyeing this industrial building at 3355 Munich Court in Windsor’s Twin Oaks Business Park, shown Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, for a major expansion and possible doubling of its local workforce.

Active Care Management is currently located on Wheelton Drive, but steady growth and the recent landing of new business has spurred it to find a bigger location. It will be leasing a vacant manufacturing facility on nearby Munich Court and embarking on a $13-million renovation to convert it to office space.

“We’re now taking a bigger footprint and excited to do so,” said ACM president David Rivelis, who was one of the founders of the original firm, CanAm

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Radial Hiring for 627 Seasonal Customer Care Jobs in Brunswick, Georgia; Offering Work From Home Options for the Holidays

Radial prioritizes safe working conditions with anticipated holiday ecommerce surge

BRUNSWICK, Ga., Sept. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Radial, a bpost group company, the leader in omnichannel commerce technology and operations, today announced its plan to bring on an additional 627 customer care workers in Brunswick, Georgia to support unprecedented ecommerce demand this holiday season. Seasonal workers will be responsible for addressing key customer issues that drive sales and satisfaction during the holiday season while communicating with customers across multiple channels such as phone, chat, and social media.

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The pandemic has changed the way consumers shop, with many retailers experiencing an influx in online sales as the demand for ecommerce skyrockets. Consumer research reveals that 66% of shoppers plan to increase their online purchases this holiday season. As demand is expected to continue to soar throughout the holiday season, the need for customer care representatives is great. With over

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Lloyds Banking Group axing 865 jobs across its retail, insurance and wealth arms

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Lloyds Banking Group has confirmed it plans to axe 865 jobs in a bid to simplify its business.

The lender has said that most of the job cuts will affect its insurance, wealth and retail teams, adding that staff hit by the job cuts would start leaving in November at the earliest.

The job cuts form part of a restructuring plan Lloyds initiated before the pandemic started, but has now revived.

New data released this week shows more than 300,000 jobs were put at risk of redundancy in June and July, which is nearly seven times higher than

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Mayor Ketron’s daughter unsuccessfully applies for county jobs | News

Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron’s daughter, Kelsey Ketron Randolph, who is on probation on charges related to an investigation of the family’s insurance business, unsuccessfully applied for two jobs in the county property assessor’s office, according to public records and a county official.

One state official said Ketron Randolph should not be working in any job connected to her father.

Ketron Randolph is serving eight years’ probation after having pled no contest to various charges including fraud, forgery and theft related to having worked as vice president of her father’s insurance firm; some of that work happened while her license was inactive.

The Murfreesboro Post obtained copies of two job applications she submitted for openings in the property assessor’s office – Administrative Support II and Appraiser I – Real Property.

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Bruce Garner is the communications director for the 11th Judicial District in Hamilton County, the district attorney’s

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U.S. adds 1.8 million jobs in July; unemployment rate drops to 10.2%

U.S. hiring slowed in July as the coronavirus outbreak worsened, and the government’s jobs report offered signs Friday that the economic damage from the pandemic could last far longer than many observers originally envisioned.

The United States added 1.8 million jobs in July, a pullback from the previous two months. At any other time, hiring at that level would be seen as a blowout gain. But after employers shed a staggering 22 million jobs in March and April, much larger increases are needed to heal the job market. The hiring of the past three months has recovered 42% of the jobs lost to the pandemic-induced recession, according to the Labor Department’s report.

Though the unemployment rate fell last month from 11.1% to 10.2%, that level still exceeds the highest rate during the 2008-2009 Great Recession.

Roughly half the job gains were in the industries hit hardest by the virus: restaurants,

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In California, 57% filing for unemployment lost their jobs again

Men wait at dawn in order to be the first in line to enter a bookkeeping shop to fill out unemployment forms near the U.S.-Mexico border in Imperial County, which has been hard-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, on July 24 in Calexico, California.

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Thousands of workers in California are turning to the state’s unemployment system for a second time.

Indeed, more than half of people who recently applied for unemployment benefits in the Golden State had lost their jobs (or had their hours cut) again after having returned to work, according to an analysis published Thursday by the California Policy Lab.

It’s a drastic rise from earlier in the coronavirus pandemic and hints at the fickle nature of the economic recovery across the country.

“It’s become apparent that for the individuals who have been lucky enough to return to work, they’re seeing that this new

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July’s jobs boom masks ‘economic scarring’ that could get worse if there’s no stimulus deal

There was much to cheer in July’s surprisingly strong nonfarm payrolls report, but there is also just enough bad news to leaven an otherwise celebratory mood. 

The most encouraging headline was a coronavirus-battered economy created nearly 1.8 million jobs during the month, enough to pull the unemployment rate down to 10.2%. It underscored how a battered U.S. labor market still has sufficient animal spirits to generate jobs – even in the face of a wave of coronavirus diagnoses around the country, which are showing tentative signs of cresting.

The COVID-19 crisis has retained its vise-like grip on the Sun Belt, which is threatening the trajectory of a U.S. economic rebound.

However, “with new infections now trending clearly lower again and high-frequency activity indicators showing tentative signs of a renewed upturn, employment should continue to rebound over the coming months,” according to Capital Economics’s senior U.S. economist Andrew Hunter.

On the

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July Jobs Report Satisfies Everyone & No One

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Investors who expected that the July jobs report would compel congressional officials to avoid a collapse in negotiations on a new coronavirus relief bill were met instead with data that seems likely to entrench Democrats and Republicans in their positions.

Just consider the headline number: U.S. payrolls increased by 1.76 million in July. On the one hand, that beat estimates for a 1.48 million gain, but it’s also down from a 4.79 million pickup in June and 2.72 million advance in May.

Is this a sign that the economic recovery is better than expectations or an indication that progress is sputtering?

Either way, the jobless rate remains in the double digits, which would seemingly bolster the argument of Democrats that Congress needs to extend the $600-a-week supplemental unemployment insurance payment from the last stimulus.

But then there are the details of the report.

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Along with S&P 500, index inches up after encouraging jobs report

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Nearly half of Americans whose families experienced a layoff during the coronavirus crisis now believe those jobs are lost forever, a new poll shows, as temporary cutbacks give way to shuttered businesses, bankruptcies, and lasting payroll cuts. (July 24)

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NEW YORK – Wall Street’s big rally let off the accelerator on Friday, despite a better-than-expected report on the U.S. job market, amid worries about worsening U.S.-China tensions and whether Washington can deliver more aid for the economy.

The S&P 500 inched up 2.12 points, or 0.1%, to 3,351.28 to eke out a sixth straight gain, after being down most of the day. It’s back within 1% of its record for the first time since February. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 46.50, or 0.2%, to 27,433.48.

Technology stocks took losses, though, on worries that China could retaliate for President Donald Trump’s latest escalation against Chinese tech companies.

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The Truth About the New Jobs Report

Donald Trump was quick to leap on the Labor Department’s employment report for July, which was released on Friday morning. “Great Jobs Numbers!” the President blared on Twitter. The White House press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, fired out an exclamation point of her own, declaring, “President @realDonaldTrump is the JOBS president!”

The actual contents of the employment report present a very different picture. They show that, as the coronavirus pandemic has spread across the country this summer, job growth has slowed sharply. In July, non-farm payrolls rose by 1.8 million, compared to increases of 2.7 million in May and 4.8 million in June. In more normal times, these monthly figures would be off the charts, but they pale in comparison to the loss of 22.1 million jobs in March and April, when stay-at-home orders were issued in many areas. Taking the past six months as a whole, 12.8 million Americans

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