Amid COVID-19, Company Seeking to Expand Sales Agent Workforce in Hillsborough County, Florida
(TAMPA, FL, May 12, 2020) — TRANZACT, a direct-to-consumer health care company that links individuals to U.S. insurance carriers, announced today plans to expand their sales center operations in Tampa, FL. The company, which operates the licensed insurance agency TZ Insurance Solutions selling Medicare and Life Insurance products, has seen rapid business growth in recent years including its acquisition by Willis Towers Watson in 2019. Company leaders say they are “actively recruiting” potential hires from all backgrounds across Hillsborough County, seeking to increase current headcount by more than 88%.
While many companies across Florida’s west coast are freezing or limiting hiring during the outbreak, TRANZACT, located at 4902 W. Waters Ave in Tampa, plans to hire 240 insurance sales agents as soon as possible.
TRANZACT’s hiring initiative will help individuals in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk and Manatee counties build new careers in a financially-stable industry by offering paid training and education to obtain an insurance license, including covering applicable fees.
“If a candidate does not currently have an insurance license or any experience selling insurance, but we think they would be a great fit for the role, we will sponsor them and guide them through an online instructor led course to earn their insurance license,” said Lindsey Gardner, Director of HR, Sales and Operations at TRANZACT. “We look for candidates with excellent people skills, and that ability can come from a broad range of backgrounds and work experience.”
Steven Stout, Sales Director for the Tampa region, says he sees tremendous growth potential for new hires. “Our sales agents report that they have better pay, better hours, and ultimately more satisfaction with their role than previous jobs. It really is a great career opportunity for many people, and we try hard to take care of our employees to create a ‘work family’ culture.”
Sales agents positions offer uncapped earning potential and monthly sales bonuses, with some agents earning more than six figures in addition to full benefits.
TRANZACT will be hosting virtual job fairs via WebEx, led by an HR associate, to meet with potential applicants and share insights into the sales agent roles. The company is looking to fill 240 roles in Tampa by September, ahead of the fall Medicare Annual Enrollment Period.
TRANZACT, a Willis Towers Watson company, is a market leader in providing end-toend customer acquisition solutions to the insurance sector. TRANZACT leverages and integrates sophisticated digital, data and direct marketing solutions to deliver qualified leads, fully-provisioned sales and robust customer management systems to brands seeking to acquire and manage large numbers of customers. TRANZACT owns and operates several consumer-facing websites including MedicareAdvantage.com and MedicareSupplement.com.