Allstate Insurance Co. plans to add additional agency owners in California in 2013, expanding its recruiting campaign for the fifth consecutive year.
Allstate said it signed 58 new exclusive agents in California last year and in 2011, after adding 44 in 2010 and 17 in 2009.
“Entrepreneurial professionals with financial and sales backgrounds interested in making a career out of helping people should contact Allstate to learn more of the opportunity,” Heidi Palmer, strategic deployment leader for Allstate in California, said in a statement.
Candidates for Allstate agency ownership need a minimum of $50,000 of liquid capital to invest in their agency. Not considered a franchise fee, Palmer said the commitment “is an investment in their agency,”
According to Palmer, the capital covers the expected operating expenses associated with a new agency.
As owner of their small business, these entrepreneurs are in charge of hiring licensed sales and customer service staff as part of building their business plan to serve the communities where they live and work. These operating resources also augment the marketing and product support that’s provided by Allstate.
Allstate is also encouraging agencies across the state to hire licensed sales professionals. The insurer is also moving to strengthen its California presence in the boat, motorcycle and recreational all-terrain vehicle insurance markets.
Allstate currently insures approximately 2 million California cars and trucks and has more than 4,000 agents, support staff and employees in the state.
Interested candidates can learn more about owning an Allstate agency by logging on to Allstateagent.com or by contacting recruiters Linda Black or Angie Garcia at (916) 859-8804 or (916) 859-8851, or email Angie.Garcia@Allstate.com or Linda.Black@Allstate.com.
Allstate serves roughly 16 million households through its Allstate, Encompass, Esurance and Answer Financial brand names and Allstate Financial business segment.