LARGO, Fla., July 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Allstate Insurance Company is launching a recruitment campaign to appoint 65 new agency owners in Florida by spring of next year. Allstate agency owners are also actively searching for qualified candidates to fill more than 250 sales professional positions in agencies across the state.
Continued population growth in Florida is a significant factor fueling Allstate's agency growth strategy.
"As Florida's population continues to increase, we are seeing an increased need for new agency owners who help to protect the communities in which they live," said James Randolph, Allstate's Florida Strategic Deployment Leader.
Allstate is seeking qualified mid-career, mid-level managers who want to own* and operate their own business in Florida.
"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," Randolph said. "They do need a strong entrepreneurial drive and passion to help others and their community. The ideal candidate wants to build a legacy they can pass on."
Allstate agent Felisha Foote opened her agency in the Jacksonville area and has already seen tremendous profit and growth. Foote was drawn to Allstate because of the support provided to business owners from the very beginning.
"Allstate has given me the opportunity to achieve my goal and continue to grow from it," said Foote. "I'd encourage anyone who wants to be a business owner to think about Allstate and how with their support, you can help people protect what matters most to them."
Allstate's Florida agency owner recruiting goals are segmented by area across the state:
8 Exclusive Agents
16 Exclusive Agents
20 Exclusive Agents
20 Exclusive Agents
Florida Allstate Agency Owners Projected To Hire 300 Sales Professionals Newly appointed Allstate agency owners, along with current agents, could help generate 300 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 almost 750 agency owners to hire top notch staff.
Learn More About Becoming an Allstate Agent or Licensed Sales Professional Allstate agency owner candidates need a minimum of $75,000-$100,000 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.
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. To refer candidates, please call 877-711-1015.
Interested candidates can learn more about becoming an Allstate agency owner by logging on to www.allstateagent.com or by calling 877-711-1015.
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. Allstate is widely known through the slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate®." The Allstate brand's network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In 2014, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $34 million 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. Allstate agents are not franchisees; rather they are exclusive agent independent contractors and are not employed by Allstate. Allstate is an Equal Opportunity Company. Allstate Insurance Company, Northbrook, IL.
**Licensed sales staff are employed by Allstate Exclusive Agents and will not be employed by Allstate Insurance Company or its affiliates.