Allianz Austria seeks extra staff

Insurance company Allianz Austria plans to hire additional employees, it emerged today (Fri).The firm, which belongs to the German Allianz Insurance Group, announced it wanted to engage 280 clerks to match growing demand in its private life insurance products.Allianz Austria has 3,410 staff, an increase since 2009, when the number was below 3,300.Chairman Wolfram Littich said, he was optimistic about the insurer¬ís performance in 2011. “The crisis is over. This year will be a good one for us,” he announced today.