SOURCE: Allstate Insurance Company

Allstate Insurance Company

March 08, 2012 18:09 ET

Allstate Agency Owners to Hire More Than 80 Sales Professionals

New Social Media Recruitment Experience Eases Application Process

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - Mar 8, 2012) - Allstate insurance agency owners in Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma and Utah aim to hire more than 80 employees through the online social media tool, Twitter. Candidates can learn about licensed sales professional positions by messaging recruiters at the Twitter handle @werecruitagents. Interested candidates can avoid the hassle of loading their resumes to career websites by emailing their resume to a recruitment team member to LSPrecruit@allstate.com or call 877-711-1006 to speak with a recruiter.

After a simple qualification check, this easy process puts the candidate in a searchable internal database for agency owners to contact them directly. Agency owners are looking for candidates that have exceptional selling and customer service skills, a minimum of a high school diploma and the ability to obtain or begin the Property and Casualty licensure process at the time of hiring. While no prior experience is necessary, knowledge and understanding of insurance and sales etiquette is a plus.

"Sales positions with Allstate agency owners present such a great opportunity for talented, motivated people with strong communication and customer service skills to work with a world-class brand and an experienced sales staff," said Jim Durham, an Allstate new agency sales leader. "As agency employees, candidates will become licensed sale professionals and get the help, support and training they need to help them succeed in this industry."

The more than 80 available positions are located throughout the following greater metropolitan areas:

  • Albuquerque and Santa Fe, N.M.
  • Las Vegas, Reno and Henderson, Nev.
  • Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Okla.
  • Phoenix metropolitan and Tucson, Ariz.
  • Salt Lake City and Orem/Provo, Utah

A typical insurance agent employs one or more staff members, based on the size of their agency, to hold state licenses allowing them to sell insurance products to consumers. They work side by side with agency owners, educating and assisting customers with their insurance needs. That's why Allstate is helping its more than 750 agencies in the Southwest to continue to build their business by hiring superior staff.

Candidates are interviewed and hired by Allstate exclusive agents who are independent contractors for all purposes. Although licensed sales professionals represent Allstate, they are employees of the exclusive agent and not employed by Allstate Insurance Company.

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 nearly 16 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®. As part of Allstate's commitment to strengthen local communities, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate employees, agency owners and the corporation provided $28 million in 2011 to thousands of nonprofit organizations and important causes across the United States.

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