Guardian Life Insurance is actively recruiting hundreds of business professionals looking for a new line of work.

According to a statement, Guardian Life will be hiring over 800 financial representatives “by targeting and recruiting career-changers as part of its distribution force recruitment strategy.”

"Even before the economic downturn, many of Guardian Life's Financial Representatives came to us after successful careers in other industries," said Meg Skinner, chief distribution officer at Guardian Life. "We welcome career changers and experienced professionals who may have recently experienced a downsizing or who are working in unfulfilling jobs where their skills are undervalued."

Guardian Life is one of a notably high number insurance industry employers hiring during the economic downturn. The rise in demand for qualified sales reps is driven in part by a rise in demand for more secure and reliable financial products not as adversely affected by the unstable economy.

Justin Stephani writes for Insurance Networking News.