SOURCE: Kelly Services, Inc.

Kelly Services, Inc.

November 17, 2010 10:21 ET

Allstate Agency Owners Aim to Hire 155 Sales Producers in Texas Through Partnership With Kelly Services

IRVING, TX--(Marketwire - November 17, 2010) - Allstate agency owners in Texas are working with Kelly Services to hire at least 155 licensed sales producers by the end of this year. 

Licensed sales producers play a pivotal role in driving business for Allstate agencies in a growing state like Texas. That's why nearly 150 Allstate agency owners in the state have started working with Kelly Services to help them find qualified candidates.

Interested candidates should have exceptional selling 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. Recent data from the Labor Department shows high school graduates have been the hardest hit by the downturn in the economy, a reason why these jobs are so favorable.

"These positions present such a great opportunity for talented people with strong communication and customer service skills, who may not have a college degree," said Gary Halls, Director of Operations, Office of Allstate for Kelly Services. "We encourage interested candidates to not let the licensing process scare them off. We emphasize it's a valuable commitment to make to get a head start in a recession-proof industry."

To find candidates, Kelly Services has been working with the Texas Workforce Commission and several other channels. Once qualified applicants go through the prescreening process, Kelly Services places their information in a database that Texas Allstate agency owners can access to arrange interviews.

"Kelly Services developed this innovative talent management solution to screen candidates and help Allstate agency owners hire top-notch sales producers," said Jay Gutierrez, a San Antonio area Allstate agent, who has hired two licensed sales producers through the partnership.

To date, 20 licensed sales producers have been hired across Texas. The 155 available positions are located in throughout the following cities/areas:

Amarillo
Austin
Dallas-Fort Worth
Houston
Lubbock
Midland
Odessa
Rio Grande Valley
San Antonio

Interested candidates can apply at allstate@kellyservices.com.

Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) (NASDAQ: KELYB) is a leader in providing workforce solutions. Kelly offers a comprehensive array of outsourcing and consulting services as well as world-class staffing on a temporary, temporary-to-hire and direct-hire basis. Serving clients around the globe, Kelly provides employment to 480,000 employees annually. Revenue in 2009 was $4.3 billion. Visit www.kellyservices.com.

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