By: PRWeb
New Year, New Career: Allstate, Agency Owners Create 60 New Jobs for Arizona in 2013

A recent survey by job-placement firm Manpower found that 84 percent of employees planned to look for a new position in the upcoming year. Allstate Insurance Company has opportunities for those looking for a fresh start, as the company plans to appoint 28 new agency owners in Arizona in 2013. The expansion effort is expected to create at least 60 new insurance jobs statewide, as new agents hire staff to support their agencies.

"Arizona's strong economy is fueling this expansion plan," said Grant Wood, Allstate's Arizona sales leader. "We target cities and areas that show growth and increasing demand as a part of Allstate's broader strategy to expand our presence in Arizona."

Allstate is looking for sales-driven, customer-service-oriented professionals with management experience to operate the agencies across the state, specifically in Phoenix and Tucson. To help with the recruiting efforts, Allstate is offering a $6,000 award to the person who refers a qualified candidate to Allstate. The referral award is payable upon of the appointment of the candidate as an Allstate agency owner.

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.

Small business opportunities for business-minded people
The advantage of investing in an Allstate agency is that 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 will go 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 they write from day one," said Wood. "Allstate agency owners can sell the economic interest in their agency. No other branded insurer has this option. If you enjoy working with people to help protect the things they value most and prepare them for the future, you'll enjoy running an Allstate agency."

To learn more about becoming an Allstate agency owner, visit 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. Widely known by its slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate(R)," Allstate offers insurance products (auto, home, life and retirement) and services through Allstate agencies, independent agencies, and Allstate exclusive financial representatives, as well as via and 1-800 Allstate(R). 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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