Jackson National Life Insurance Company® (Jackson®) is a growing retirement solutions provider headquartered in Lansing, Michigan. Jackson is one of the nation’s largest annuity providers with nearly $130 billion in assets. Their information technology (IT) department helps manage Jackson’s growth, which makes hiring talented IT professionals crucial to the company’s success.
During a visit to Michigan Technological University’s 2012 Career Fair in Houghton, Jackson discovered a way to increase its recruitment pipeline – MTEC SmartZone’s Fortune 500 Formula. Twelve new jobs were created when Jackson opened in MTEC SmartZone’s Lakeshore Center business incubator in Houghton. The company expects to hire as many as 30 students by the end of the year. Jackson’s satellite office is equipped with 24 high-tech workstations. Students work primarily part time and serve as resources for Jackson’s Systems and Programming department. Students work on a variety of projects with a focus on Java-based projects, research and proof of concept, conversions, optimizations and mobile development.
Rob Sweet is the Manager of Jackson's satellite office located at the Lakeshore Center in Houghton, MI.