OKLAHOMA CITY, June 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- With Oklahoma's unemployment rate at its highest rate since 1994, the time to start a small business is now. Many entrepreneurial success stories were launched in tough economic times – Allstate was founded during the Great Depression – and starting a business now offers the opportunity to take control of a career by opening an Allstate agency.
Allstate (NYSE: ALL), the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, has launched a recruitment campaign in Oklahoma to attract successful, self-motivated entrepreneurs for a career as an Allstate Exclusive Agent. Unlike many opportunities, Allstate provides its new agents essential tools and resources to help them get off to a great start, including insurance product education, expertise from sales leaders, customizable marketing and advertising materials and performance incentives.
"We believe in today's employment landscape there is tremendous opportunity for professionals at all career levels to build an economic interest in their own business," said Jeff Hoffman, strategic deployment leader for Allstate's Southwest region. "With Allstate, agents have the independence to run their own agency – including staffing – plus leverage a well-known global brand and utilize the comprehensive resources available to enhance their business."
Targeted areas within the state include the Oklahoma City and Tulsa metropolitan areas. Allstate seeks individuals committed to customer service, business growth and community involvement. An insurance background is not necessary as extensive insurance education is provided to new agents.
"As an agency owner, you are on your own, but not alone. We'll supply tools and continuous support that allows agents to set their own direction. An entrepreneur is someone who sees an opportunity and has the innate drive to take advantage. That's the type of agent we're searching for at Allstate," Hoffman said.
Allstate agents have the opportunity to sell the company's wide range of insurance and financial products, including auto, property and financial services. Agents will also have the opportunity to expand their business by opening multiple locations and watch its value grow with every sale.
Allstate's agency expansion plan is part of an overall strategy that calls for growing the provider's auto and property insurance presence statewide and staking a stronger claim in financial services.
Interested candidates can apply to become an Allstate agent by logging on to www.allstate.com/careers/Agent-opportunity.aspx or by calling 1-877-711-1006.
The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer. Widely known through the "You're In Good Hands With Allstate®" slogan, Allstate is reinventing protection and retirement to help more than 17 million households insure what they have today and better prepare for tomorrow. Consumers access Allstate insurance products (auto, home, life and retirement) and services through Allstate agencies, independent agencies, and Allstate exclusive financial representatives in the U.S. and Canada, as well as via www.allstate.com and 1-800 Allstate®.
SOURCE Allstate Insurance Company