Feb. 19, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- Allstate Insurance Company plans to add additional agency owners in
in 2013, expanding its aggressive recruiting campaign for the fifth consecutive year. Allstate signed 58 new exclusive agents in
last year and in 2011, after adding 44 in 2010 and 17 in 2009.
"Allstate is committed to growing in
and to serving more Californians," says
, Strategic Deployment Leader for Allstate in
. "Entrepreneurial professionals with financial and sales backgrounds interested in making a career out of helping people should contact Allstate to learn more of the opportunity."
Candidates for Allstate agency ownership need a minimum of
of liquid capital to invest in their agency. Not a franchise fee, "this commitment is an investment in their agency," Palmer says. "It covers the frequent and expected operating expenses associated with a successful new agency."
As owner of their small business, these entrepreneurs are in charge of hiring licensed sales and customer service staff as part of building their business plan to serve the communities where they live and work. These operating resources also augment the marketing and product support that's provided by Allstate.
"Allstate is unique among insurers because its agents own the economic interest in their business," says Palmer. "Allstate agents can grow that interest and eventually sell it if they choose. No other branded insurer has this option."
"Allstate further separates itself from industry competitors with best-in-class new agent curriculum, imparting the knowledge necessary to run a successful agency in
," she said. "New Allstate agents receive comprehensive instruction on every aspect of insurance and customer service in order to serve policyholders best and to grow their business."
Additional Hiring Could Total Hundreds More
Allstate is also encouraging agencies across the state to hire licensed sales professionals—at least a couple hundred more to reflect the Allstate commitment to grow auto business and increase service to Californians. The country's second largest auto insurance provider is also moving to strengthen its
presence in the boat, motorcycle and recreational all-terrain vehicle insurance markets.
Allstate currently insures approximately 2 million
cars and trucks and has more than 4,000 agents, support staff and employees in the state.
Interested candidates can learn more about owning an Allstate agency by logging on to
or by contacting
, senior recruiting consultants in
, at (916) 859-8804 or (916) 859-8851, and
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
and 1-800 Allstate
, and are widely known through the slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate
." As part of
to strengthen local communities, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate employees, agency owners and the corporation provided
in 2012 to thousands of nonprofit organizations and important causes across
the United States
SOURCE Allstate Insurance Company