I specialize in insurance, and we are humming along. If you have a pulse (and I'm assuming you have an internet connection since you can see this) you have seen/heard lots of doom & gloom talk out there. I live and specialize in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Texas area.
This is my best encouraging word for the industry. We are looking for insurance sales and service people alike. There is a lot of action in our immediate geographical area as well as nationwide. I guess things could change in the coming weeks, but for now, I have more than enough to work on. If you are looking for a change of pace, consider the insurance side of the business. I need help sourcing, and I have never had this problem/privilege... depending on how you look at it.
In fact, one of the best insurance brokers in the country is seeking a high level producer, and they are being cooperative and realistic in terms of requirements and compensation. If you have been on this side of the business, you know how rare that is.