Allstate Plans to Hire New Agents in Penn., Conn., Maine, R.I., N.H.

September 30, 2013

Allstate Insurance Company announced last week that the company is planning to hire new insurance agents in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Maine, Rhode Island and New Hampshire. The insurer would hire approximately 455 new agents in these five states over the next year, according to the announcement.

Allstate plans to appoint approximately 305 new insurance agents in Pennsylvania over the next year. Of those 305 insurance agents, 80 appointments will be agency owners, with the remaining 225 as licensed sales producers.

Allstate’s Pennsylvania recruiting goals are segmented by area as follows: 150 total (35 agency owners and 115 licensed sales staff) in Philadelphia – Five County; 35 total (10 agency owners and 25 licensed sales staff) in Northeastern Pennsylvania; 40 total (10 agency owners and 30 licensed sales staff) in Central Pennsylvania; and 80 total (25 agency owners and 55 licensed sales staff) in Western Pennsylvania.

In Connecticut, Allstate is planning to appoint more than 75 new insurance agents over the next year. Of those 75 insurance agents, 25 appointments will be agency owners with the remaining 50 as licensed sales producers.

Allstate is also looking to expand in Maine. The insurer plans to appoint more than 20 new insurance agents in the Pine Tree State over the next year. Of those 20 insurance agents, five appointments will be agency owners with the remaining 15 as licensed sales producers.

In Rhode Island, Allstate plans to appoint more than 30 new insurance agents over the next year. Of those 30 insurance agents, 10 appointments will be agency owners with the remaining 20 as licensed sales producers.

And in New Hampshire, the insurer plans to appoint some 25 new insurance agents over the next year. Of those 25 insurance agents, 10 appointments will be agency owners with the remaining 15 as licensed sales producers.

“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 solid start,” said Ed Norcia, Allstate’s Northeast region strategic deployment leader.

Allstate said it is seeking agency owners who are mid-career, mid-level managers who want to own and operate their own business. The insurer said candidates interested in becoming an Allstate agency owner need a minimum of $50,000 of liquid capital to invest in their agency to ensure the agency can successfully fund the normal day-to-day costs associated with opening and running a business.

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