9/11 Anniversary, Hot and Humid, Progressive is Hiring

Moments of silence were held Wednesday in memory of the people who died in the terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

Overnight, two spotlights on the New York City skyline honor the people who died in the terror attacks 12 years ago.

"I will always remember walking through lower Manhattan on the day after those attacks," Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said. "The air was acrid. The thick smoke made it hard to breathe."

A lot of work has happened in the years since the attacks. Earthcam released this time-lapse video showing the construction at One World Trade Center between October 2004 and September of this year. The tower's completion is expected early next year.

In Pennsylvania, officials broke ground on a new visitor's center near the memorial for victims of United Airlines Flight 93, which hijackers crashed near Shanksville, apparently as passengers and crew members fought back.

Another hot and humid day is ahead of us.  The record is 92 set last in 1952.  I expect to get into the low 90s this afternoon, though not as hot as yesterday's 96.  Expect a few isolated storms to develop, mainly south and west of Cleveland this afternoon.  Then a few storms will start to track into our area overnight.  The widespread storms out ahead of a strong cold front will arrive Thursday morning and continue through the early afternoon.  Much cooler and less humid air will settle in late Thursday with Friday's high topping out around 60.

TODAY:  Partly cloudy, hot and humid with isolated storms this afternoon.  High: 92  Wind: SW at 5-15 mph

TONIGHT:  Mostly cloudy with a few storms.  Low: 73  Wind:  SW at 15 mph

THURSDAY:  Rain and storms, otherwise mostly cloudy.  High: 78

In an economy that is still recovering, Progressive Insurance is hiring for more than 900 jobs across the country, from Sacramento, CA to its headquarters in Cleveland, OH. Positions include IT, Analyst, Legal, Call Center, Claims and Corporate.

Progressive is routinely recognized as one of Northeast Ohio's best places to work according to the Plain Dealer, and nationally ranked as one of the 44 Healthiest Companies to Work for by Greatist.com.

Flexible work arrangements, including working from home and compressed work weeks; performance bonuses; a casual dress code; on-site medical facilities for employees and their families; and fitness centers are just some of the amenities that Progressive offers.

"At Progressive, we maintain a thriving company culture to help our employees grow and succeed," said Christy Palfy, recruiting manager at Progressive. "We really listen to our employees and their needs - both personal with health and wellness programs, and professional with on-the job training - and as a result we attract the best and brightest in the country."

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Julia Tullos, WOIO Assignment Manager