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Allstate Seeks 120 New Agency Owners in Texas This Year; Agency Owners Projected To Hire 800 Sales Professionals

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02/18/2014 - IRVING, TX

Allstate Insurance Company is launching a recruitment campaign to appoint 120 new agency owners in Texas this year. Allstate agency owners are also actively searching for qualified candidates to fill more than 800 sales professional positions in agencies across the state in 2014.

The population boom in Texas is a significant factor fueling Allstate's agency growth strategy.

"Many Texas cities are making headlines for their impressive economic and population expansion. This means there are more families that we want to help and protect by hanging more blue signs," Lisa Banks, Allstate's Texas Strategic Deployment Leader said.

Allstate is seeking qualified mid-career, mid-level managers who want to own* and operate their own business in Texas.

"Candidates don't need an insurance background. We'll provide them with comprehensive education and the resources to help them get off to a solid start," Banks said. "They do need a strong entrepreneurial drive, and we've seen that in candidates ranging from kindergarten teachers to police officers."

Allstate agent Melissa Martin opened her agency in Houston this past June. Her husband, a sheriff's deputy, was injured in the line of duty and she wanted to pursue a career in a stable industry. She was drawn to Allstate because of the strength of the brand, and the positive interactions she had with agents and sales leaders.

"This opportunity has truly been a blessing," Martin said. "Allstate has supported me 100 percent. They dedicated a whole team to help me from the time I started training to get my license, to when I first opened my agency doors and now as I continue to grow my business."

Texas Allstate Agency Owners Projected To Hire 800 Sales Professionals
Newly appointed Allstate agency owners, along with current agents, could help generate 800 additional jobs in their communities across the state as they typically hire licensed sales staff to help them run their small businesses.

Licensed sales professionals help Allstate agencies grow, working side by side with agency owners to assist customers to help them meet their insurance needs. That's why Allstate encourages its nearly 1,000 agency owners to hire top notch staff.

Allstate's Texas recruiting goals for 2014 are segmented by area across the state:

City Approximate Goals
Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex Total: 230
30 Exclusive Agents
200 Licensed Sales Staff
Houston/Valley Total: 276
36 Exclusive Agents
240 Licensed Sales Staff
Central Texas (San Antonio-Austin) Total: 184
24 Exclusive Agents
160 Licensed Sales Staff
East Texas Total: 115
15 Exclusive Agents
100 Licensed Sales Staff
West Texas Total: 115
15 Exclusive Agents
100 Licensed Sales Staff

 

Learn More about Becoming an Allstate Agent or Licensed Sales Professional
Allstate agency owner candidates need a minimum of $50,000 of liquid capital to invest in their agency. This money does not go to Allstate; it is to help ensure the agency can successfully fund the day to day costs associated with opening and running a small business.

Interested candidates can learn more about becoming an Allstate agency owner by logging on to www.allstate.com or by calling 1-877-711-1006.  Allstate also offers a $1,000 award to anyone who refers a qualified candidate to Allstate. The referral award is payable upon the appointment of the candidate as an Allstate agency owner.

For more information about becoming an Allstate licensed sales professional, email resumes to a recruitment team member at txrecruiting@allstate.com. Candidates can also call (877) 711-1015 to speak to a recruiter or can call their local Allstate agent. Interested candidates should have exceptional selling and customer service skills, a high school diploma and the ability to obtain or begin the process of obtaining a Property and Casualty license at the time of hiring.

The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, serving approximately 16 million households through its Allstate, Encompass, Esurance and Answer Financial brand names and Allstate Financial business segment. Allstate branded insurance products (auto, home, life and retirement) and services are offered through Allstate agencies, independent agencies, and Allstate exclusive financial representatives, as well as via www.allstate.com, www.allstate.com/financial and 1-800 Allstate®, and are widely known through the slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate®." In 2013, $29 million was given by The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners to support local communities. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 200,000 hours of service across the country.

*Subject to the terms and conditions of the R3001 Exclusive Agency Program.

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