Driving Our Economy Forward: Unum

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) — More than 10,000 people work at Unum, headquartered right here in downtown Chattanooga.

The multi-billion dollar insurance company also offers good salaries and benefits for those employees.

Unum talked to News 12 about how they’re driving our economy forward.

“At Unum, our purpose is helping the working world thrive throughout life’s moments,” said Holly Haynes, Assistant VP for Talent Acquisitions. “We are a Fortune 500 company and we provide benefits that matter for the working world. We offer voluntary benefits like short-term disability, long-term disability coverage. Think about it like income protection, so if you get injured and you couldn’t work, you would still have income to provide for your family.”

Haynes says Unum has 10,300 employees across the company, with a very large presence in Chattanooga. About 3,000 of those employees are in the greater Chattanooga area.

“The majority of those people are hybrid and come into the office but also have the flexibility to work from home as needed to meet life demands,” she said. “We also have about 800 people in the area that work fully remote. We actually offer something for everyone, so no matter where you are in your life, if you’re just starting your career, if you’re a student going to school and you need an internship opportunity, or if you’re a very highly specialized professional with a lot of experience, we have career opportunities for you.”

Unum hires between two and 3,000 people on average each year.

“A good percentage of those between 500 and 800 of those hires are happening right here in the Chattanooga area,” Haynes said. “The vast majority of the hiring that we’re doing is truly entry-level.  And many of those roles don’t even require a college degree. At Unum, we believe that there’s so much that goes in to making a living. And we really focus on the entire life cycle of an employer year and focus on total wellness and total rewards.  So on top of having a competitive salary and benefits package, we’re also offering things that are important to people like hybrid work schedules, where you can balance coming into the office, coming into the office having that in-person connection, but also working from home when you need to.”

To apply for a job at Unum, go to careers.unum.com.

“So really encourage people to check out our job opportunities at our career site, because you may qualify for roles that you don’t realize you would qualify for,” Haynes said.

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