Veterans Day is a time to reflect on and recognize the impressive skill, sacrifice and commitment of our military veterans, current service members and their spouses. In celebration of these individuals, Allstate is reinforcing its commitment to hiring veterans or current service members and spouses, announcing today that they are currently looking to hire for agency staff positions in Pennsylvania and New England.
Allstate's Joining Forces for Good Licensing Program offers the opportunity to build a solid career with an Allstate agency, and a good life to go with it. Through the free program, candidates undergo Property & Casualty (P&C) licensing education, take their P&C exam and have the potential for job placement with Allstate agency owners.
"Veterans are a highly skilled talent pool and they've demonstrated invaluable characteristics that Allstate agency owners like myself look for when hiring new talent: commitment, resourcefulness and integrity," said Gene Weller, Allstate agency owner in State College, Pennsylvania. "As a retired member of the U.S. Marine Corps and the Army Reserves, and an Allstate agency owner for 34 years, I know first-hand how transferrable military experience is in an insurance setting. For those who have served, service and protecting others is paramount. That's exactly what we do at Allstate – we strive to provide our customers with the highest level of service and to protect them from all of the risks in their lives."
Military initiatives have been a priority since Allstate was founded by a veteran in 1931, including hiring opportunities, a military employee support and engagement team and community involvement. Thanks to the company's military and veteran programs, Allstate was honored in September by G.I. Jobs – the premier organization for transitioning military members – as being the number two Military Friendly Employer in the country.
"At Allstate, we're proud to foster the careers of transitioning service members and veterans to ensure they can succeed," said Joseph Pennington, director of military programs at Allstate. "The programs we have in place to support veterans continue to grow, and we look forward to serving even more veterans in 2019 and beyond."
In addition to military and veteran hiring programs, Allstate and The Allstate Foundation have partnered with the Marines Toys for Tots Foundation since 2017 to collect new, unwrapped toys for families throughout the Northeast. From now until Friday, December 7, select Allstate agencies in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont will serve as donation drop-off sites. Community members are encouraged to stop by participating agencies to support Toys for Tots' 2019 holiday campaign. Learn more about this year's donation drive here.
Allstate is currently looking to hire military veterans and their spouses throughout the Northeast region. Interested candidates can learn more about Allstate's Joining Forces for Good Licensing Program by visiting www.allstateveterans.com. To learn more about agency staff positions, please visit www.allstate.com/agencystaff or email NEROrecruiting@allstate.com.