As she approaches her one year anniversary of opening her agency, she is most proud of the relationships she has built with Allstate's customers."I've worked hard and now customers respect me as their go to person," Foote said. Florida Allstate Agency Owners Hiring 500 Sales Professionals Newly appointed Allstate agency owners, along with current agents, could help generate 500 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 750 agency owners in Florida to hire top notch staff. Learn More about Becoming an Allstate Agent or Licensed Sales ProfessionalAllstate agency owner candidates need $50,000 - $100,000 of liquid capital (amount varies by location) 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 877-875-7956. Allstate also offers a $5,000 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, call 877-875-7956 to speak to a recruiter. 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.