Friday, May 21, 2010

Allstate looking to open 30 offices in Utah

With roots reaching back to the Great Depression, Allstate insurance company believes tough times like now are ripe for expansion, so it is looking to open 30 offices in Utah.

Allstate, which already has more than 14,000 exclusive agents and financial representatives in the United States and Canada, is recruiting "self-motivated entrepreneurs" to become agents in Salt Lake City, Ogden, Logan and Provo.

The company does not charge a franchise fee, its website noted, and gives selected agents the independence to run their own offices. Agents get commissions on their sales as well as several benefits affiliated with Allstate's stature as a Fortune 500 firm with $133 billion in total assets and 13 major lines of insurance.

Those benefits include access to an education curriculum with information about insurance product and sales skills, help with marketing, website development and signage, technical and customer service support from headquarters and bonuses and performance incentives. The Salt Lake Tribune