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SOURCE Allstate Insurance Company
Looking for Virginia veterans for free job-training program
CHANTILLY, Va., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Allstate Insurance Company is looking for a few good military veterans for a free job training program that provides insurance and financial services experience with the potential for job placement. Allstate's Military Veteran Licensed Sales Professional Insurance Training Program is recruiting veterans who have been honorably discharged and separated from active military duty within the last four years.
The fully-funded training consists of classroom education and hands-on experience over a four-week period. Candidates receive company-specific sales training and can earn their state insurance licenses. While there are currently many job openings for licensed sales professionals at Allstate agencies, candidates are not required to commit to a job with an Allstate agency.
"People find it hard to believe we are providing this free and unique opportunity without a requirement that the candidate commit to Allstate when the training is done," said Bob Becker, Field Senior Vice President of Allstate, Capital Region. "While we would love for the participants to be part of the Allstate family, what is most important to us is honoring America's heroes. Our military veterans have given their time to protect us and this country. This is Allstate's way of providing them with an opportunity for job training and potential employment after their military service has ended."
The job training program for veterans with Virginia residency is being held August 1 – 29, 2014, in Charlotte, NC. Allstate covers travel to Charlotte, transportation to and from the training site, 30 days of lodging, meals and a salary stipend of $350 a week. Applications for Virginia veterans are being accepted now and will close when the class is full.
"I am very proud to have given part of my life to my country," said Alfonso Padillo, an Allstate agency owner and U.S. Army veteran whose son, Eduardo, is also a veteran and an agency owner. "If you are used to being in the military you already have the mentality that you are helping people. As an agency owner I get to help people with their insurance. Coming into this line of work is a natural thing for veterans."
The job training program is built to prepare veterans for a licensed sales professional position. Candidates who successfully complete the course and pass insurance licensing exams may be offered a position by an Allstate exclusive agency owner. Licensed sales professionals are entry-level employees of the agency and not of Allstate Insurance Company or its affiliates. Licensed agency staff members support Allstate agency owners and help protect people from life's uncertainties. They sell insurance, service customers and build strong relationships within the community. The ideal candidate cares about protecting people, is disciplined, dependable, goal-oriented and trustworthy.
"Allstate is more than an insurance company," said Becker. "It is a national network of small businesses and a team of agency owners in communities across the country. Together with their agents, licensed sales professionals are changing the way consumers think about insurance and providing insurance solutions to current customers."
The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life's uncertainties through its Allstate, Encompass, Esurance and Answer Financial brand names and Allstate Financial business segment. Allstate is widely known through the slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate®." The Allstate brand's network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In 2013, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $29 million to support local communities. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 200,000 hours of service across the country.
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