Allstate’s Florida says it wants to add dozens of new agencies along with support staff jobs across the state, mostly in north and central Florida.
Allstate said its 2012 agency strategy should create approximately 100 new jobs in Florida.
“We expect to appoint at least a couple dozen new agencies,” said Bob Jackson, regional sales manager for Allstate’s Florida operations. “But it’s not so much about a specific number as it is about finding the right candidates who can best serve current and future Allstate customers in their local communities.”
Allstate announced a similar initiative last April with a goal to hire 50 new agents. The company came close to its goal last year— about 80 percent, according to a spokesperson, and now the company hopes to further build on that record.
Preferred candidates must have a minimum of $75,000 in liquid capital. The company said this money is not a franchise fee and does not go to Allstate but is instead used to pay for operating costs associated with opening a new business including hiring staff and marketing to new customers.
“We offer product and process education, as well as business and marketing consulting to all of our agencies free of charge,” Jackson said. “Agencies also benefit from the company’s national and local marketing campaigns. Our goal is to give them the tools to help them grow their business and serve their local communities.”
When the time comes to retire or leave the business, agency owners can resell their book of business to other Allstate approved candidates.
“This really is a unique proposition,” Jackson says. “And for someone who is entrepreneurial-minded and has a passion for serving customers, there can be a tremendous upside.”
Interested candidates can call 1-877-711-1006 or visit: http://insuranceagent.floridajobs.com/
Or they can check out the Allstate Florida Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Allstate-Florida/180730855298768?ref=ts