Allstate and Allstate Agencies Seek to Bring More than 500 Jobs to Illinois
NORTHBROOK, Ill., Jan. 27, 2017 – Allstate Insurance Company today announced it is boosting its sales force in Illinois to keep pace with growing consumer demand for insurance and financial products and services in the state.
“We are seeing increased consumer demand for auto and home insurance as well as financial advice and planning,” said Bill McGrath, Regional Sales Leader for Allstate’s Midwest Region. “We are seeking qualified professionals and offering comprehensive training and resources to support the success of those professionals.”
Of those 500 sales professionals Allstate is seeking in Illinois, 75 will be agency owners and 25 will be exclusive financial specialists, with the remaining 400 hired by those small business owners as sales professionals. For the agency owner and financial specialist opportunities, Allstate is seeking individuals with a strong entrepreneurial drive and passion to help others in their community thrive. These candidates embrace risks and challenges, and are able to invest in a business to ensure its stability and growth.
The addition of the new agency locations will have a compounding effect on the state’s job market, as each new agency opens with several employees to ensure customers are well-served with courtesy and efficiency.
To recruit more agency owners, Allstate is offering a $2,500 award to any member of the general public who refers an eligible candidate to Allstate. The referral award is payable after the candidate has completed 90 days of Allstate agency ownership.
“Allstate is a trusted brand and an excellent wealth-building opportunity for a small business owner. We are unique among all other insurers because the agent owns the economic interest in their business,” McGrath said. “Allstate agents can sell the economic interest in their agency or pass the business they build on to a family member.”
Candidates interested in becoming an Allstate agency owner will need capital to invest in their agency to help ensure they can successfully fund the normal day-to-day costs associated with opening and running a small business. Sales professionals need no liquid capital to apply.
Call for More Information
Interested candidates can learn more about becoming an Allstate agency owner by logging onto www.allstateagent.com or by calling 877-771-1015Those interested in the sales professional opportunity can apply at www.allstate.com/careers/agency-staff.aspx.
The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation’s largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life’s uncertainties through auto, home, life and other insurance offered through its Allstate, Esurance, Encompass and Answer Financial brand names. Now celebrating its 85th anniversary as an insurer, Allstate is widely known through the slogan “You’re In Good Hands With Allstate®.” Allstate agencies are in virtually every local community in America. In 2015, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $36 million to support local communities.
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