Progressive car insurance to host Twitter Q&A for college grads

Offers Opportunity to Chat Directly with Recruiting Managers

MAYFIELD VILLAGE, Ohio — May 2, 2014 — With an unemployment rate of 10.9 percent for 2013 college graduates, recruiting managers from Progressive® Insurance will offer their knowledge and expertise to the approximately 1.6 million graduating seniors this year, in a live Twitter Q&A on May 7th from 1pm-2pm EST.

Over the past five years, Progressive has hired hundreds of recent graduates in locations across the country from Sacramento, California to its headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio. The company has routinely been recognized as one of Northeast Ohio's best places to work according to the Plain Dealer, and nationally ranked as one of the 44 Healthiest Companies to Work for by

Flexible work arrangements, including working from home and compressed work weeks; a gainshare bonus program; a casual dress code; on-site medical facilities; and fitness centers are just some of the amenities that Progressive can offer recent college grads.

"With summer right around the corner, many graduates are starting to worry that they haven't received a job offer yet," said Christy Palfy, recruiting manager at Progressive. "We understand how difficult the application process can be, which is why our recruiters are offering insight into how job-seekers with little experience can market themselves. We feel it's important to help guide the next generation—they have the potential to be part of our team of the best and brightest talent."

Participants will have the opportunity to connect directly with recruiters and ask questions about everything from the job application process, including the STAR interview method, to ways sophomores and juniors can maximize summer internships, to information about Progressive's culture.

For those interested in a job at Progressive, employees also enjoy:

  • aerobics, spinning and yoga classes, along with access to discounted Weight Watchers at select locations
  • quiet rooms for relaxation and meditation at select locations
  • a world-renowned contemporary art collection
  • potential bonuses based on company performance
  • parenting resources, such as a child-care subsidy and maternity services
  • tuition assistance; and
  • employee-organized running clubs at select locations

To participate in next week's Twitter Q&A, follow the handles and use the hashtag below:

When: Wednesday, May 7th
Time: 1pm - 2pm EST
Follow: @PGRCareers and @PGRCollege 
Hashtag: #PGRCareerChat

If you can't make it to the Twitter chat, visit for more information about available jobs atProgressive or to apply; follow the recruiting team on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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 it whenever, wherever and however it's most convenient—online at, by phone at 1-800-PROGRESSIVE, on a mobile device or in-person with a local agent.

Progressive also offers insurance for personal and commercial autos and trucks, motorcycles, boats, recreational vehicles, as well as home insurance through select carriers. 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

Founded in 1937, Progressive continues its long history of offering shopping tools and services that save customers time and money, like Name Your Price®, Snapshot®, and Service Centers.

The Common Shares of The Progressive Corporation, the Mayfield Village, Ohio-based holding company, trade publicly at NYSE:PGR.