Allstate Insurance plans to hire 305 agents in Pennsylvania over the next year, according to a release from the company, as part of an expansion related to the economic recovery.
The company, based in Malvern, Penn., is looking for mid-career agency owners and managers as well as less-experienced applicants looking to get into the business. The company plans to appoint 80 agency owners and hire 225 sales staff.
"While industry experience helps, it certainly is not a requirement," said Julia Reusch, Allstate spokeswoman.
Agency owners, however, are required to have at least $50,000 available to invest in their agency. There is no buy-in requirement for sales staff.
Most of the hiring, about 150 jobs, will take place in Philadelphia and its suburbs. The company plans to hire 35 people, including 10 agency owners, in northeastern Pennsylvania, a region that includes Lehigh Valley, Penn., Reusch said.
"We target cities and areas that show growth and increasing demand as part of Allstate's broader strategy to expand in Pennsylvania," said Ed Norcia, the company's northeast region strategic deployment leader.
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