CHANTILLY, Va., Jan. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Allstate Insurance Company today announced it is boosting its sales force in Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia to keep pace with growing consumer demand for insurance and financial products and services in the Mid-Atlantic region. Allstate has had solid growth in 2016 and expects to continue to grow in 2017.
"This region's strong economy is fueling our expansion in our Mid-Atlantic states. We are seeing increased consumer demand for auto and home insurance as well as financial advice and planning," said Jennifer Yingling, Recruiting Director for Allstate's Capital Region. "We are seeking qualified professionals and offering comprehensive training and resources to support the success of those professionals."
To recruit more agents, Allstate is offering a $5,000 award to any member of the general public who refers a qualified agency owner candidate to Allstate. The referral award is payable after the candidate has completed their first 90 days of Allstate agency ownership.
Of those 1,105 sales professionals Allstate is seeking in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia, 80 appointments will be agency owners and 25 will be exclusive financial specialists, with the remaining 1,000 hired by those agencies as sales professionals. Allstate is seeking individuals with a strong entrepreneurial drive and passion to help others in their community who want to operate their own small business. The addition of the new agencies will have a compounding effect on each state's job market as each new agency normally opens with a minimum of three employees to ensure customers are well served with courtesy and efficiency.
"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," said Yingling. "Allstate agents can sell the economic interest in their agency or pass the business they built on to a family member."
Candidates interested in becoming an Allstate agency owner will need capital to invest in their agency. This money does not go to Allstate; it helps ensure the agency can successfully fund the normal day-to-day costs associated with opening and running a small business. Licensed sales professionals need no liquid capital to apply.
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Interested candidates can learn more about becoming an Allstate agency owner by logging onto www.allstateagent.com or by calling 1-877-711-1015.
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. 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.
*Subject to the terms and conditions of the R3001 agency agreement.
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