OKLAHOMA CITY, OH--(Marketwired - Jan 14, 2014) - For those who want to start a new career in the new year, Allstate Insurance Company is looking expand in Oklahoma. The company plans to appoint 45 new insurance agents in 2014.
"Oklahoma's strong economy is fueling this expansion plan; we target cities and areas that show growth and increasing demand as a part of a broader strategy to expand Allstate's presence in Oklahoma," said Grant Wood, Allstate's Oklahoma sales leader. "We are aggressively targeting qualified professionals. If they don't have an insurance background, we'll provide them with comprehensive education and the resources to help them get off to a strong start."
Allstate is looking for mid-career, mid-level managers who want to own and operate their own business in Oklahoma, specifically in the Oklahoma City and Tulsa areas. The addition of the new agencies will have a compounding effect on the Oklahoma job market since each new agent typically opens with a minimum of two employees to help ensure customers are served with courtesy and efficiency. Of the 45 insurance agents, 15 appointments will be agency owners and the remaining 30 will be licensed sales producers. Existing agency owners are also seeking licensed sales producers.
To help with the recruiting efforts, Allstate is offering a $6,000 award to anyone who refers a qualified candidate to Allstate. The referral award is payable upon of the appointment of the candidate as an Allstate agency owner.
Allstate agency owners can leverage one of America's most recognized brands without ever having to pay a franchise or licensing fee. The capital invested in the business goes directly toward the success of that agency.
"Allstate is unique among all other insurers because its exclusive agents own the economic interest in the business," said Wood. "Allstate agency owners can sell the economic interest in their agency. No other branded insurer has this option."
Candidates interested in becoming an Allstate agency owner need a minimum of $50,000 of liquid 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 business. Licensed sales producers do not need liquid capital to apply.
To learn more about becoming an Allstate agency owner, visit GoodLifeOklahoma.com or call 1-877-711-1006.
The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, serving approximately 16 million households through its Allstate, Encompass, Esurance and Answer Financial brand names and Allstate Financial business segment. Allstate branded insurance products (auto, home, life and retirement) and services are offered through Allstate agencies, independent agencies, and Allstate exclusive financial representatives, as well as via www.allstate.com, www.allstate.com/financial and 1-800 Allstate®, and are widely known through the slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate®." As part of Allstate's commitment to strengthen local communities, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate employees, agency owners and the corporation provided $29 million in 2012 to thousands of nonprofit organizations and important causes across the United States.