Allstate Appointing 120 Agencies in Texas This Year

             Allstate Appointing 120 Agencies in Texas This Year

Recruiters Focusing on Vetpreneurs; Professionals Looking to be Their Own Boss

PR Newswire

IRVING, Texas, Feb. 27, 2013

IRVING, Texas, Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Allstate Insurance Company is
ramping up recruiting in Texas with plans to appoint more than 120 new agency
owners this year, creating an estimated 360 new jobs across the state.
Allstate recruiters are looking for candidates with a strong work ethic and
management skills, including veterans, or vetpreneurs.

"Many veterans are looking for solid opportunities to become their own boss
when they leave the military," said Lisa Banks, Allstate's Texas Strategic
Deployment Leader. "They have gained exceptional leadership, decision-making
and communication skills through their experience in the service, which are
all important qualities in becoming a successful small business owner."

In addition to vetpreneurs, Allstate is looking for mid-level, mid career
candidates that are sales-driven, customer-service oriented professionals.

"While our goal is to appoint at least 120 new Allstate agents in Texas this
year, we're not stopping at that number," Banks said. "Allstate wants to
continue growing with Texas and 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

These new agency owners will also hire licensed sales professionals to help
them open and run their small businesses, which could generate 250-plus
additional jobs in communities across Texas.

Growth in Texas
Allstate's Texas recruiting goals for 2013 are segmented by area across the

City                               Approximate Goals
                                   105 Total:

Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex        35 Exclusive Agents who may hire up to

                                   70 Licensed Sales Staff
                                   96 Total

Houston/Valley                     32 Exclusive Agents who may hire up to

                                   64 Licensed Sales Staff
                                   60 Total:

Central Texas (San Antonio-Austin) 20 Exclusive Agents who may hire up to

                                   40 Licensed Sales Staff
                                   54 Total:

East Texas                         18 Exclusive Agents who may hire up to

                                   36 Licensed Sales Staff
                                   30 Total:

West Texas                         10 Exclusive Agents who may hire up to

                                   20 Licensed Sales Staff

Allstate agency owner candidates need a minimum of $50,000 of liquid capital
to invest in their agency. This money does not go to Allstate; it is to help
ensure the agency can successfully fund the day to day costs associated with
opening and running a small business.

"Allstate is unique in that agents own the economic interest in the business
that they write and can sell their economic interest,*" Banks said. "No other
branded insurer has this type of ownership option."

Call or Tweet for More Information
Interested candidates can learn more about becoming an Allstate agency owner
by logging on to or by calling 1-877-711-1006. Candidates can
also direct message recruiters via Twitter @TXAgents. Allstate also offers a
$1,000 award to people who refer a candidate who is successfully appointed as
an agency owner in Texas this year.

For more information about becoming an Allstate licensed sales professional,
direct message recruiters via Twitter @TXAgents or email resumes to a
recruitment team member at Candidates can also
call (877) 711-1015 to speak to a recruiter or can call their local Allstate

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,
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.

*Subject to the terms and conditions of the R3001 agency agreement.

SOURCE Allstate Insurance Company

Contact: Kristen Beaman, +1-972-897-9629, or Kristen Freis, +1-972-871-6469
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