April 2, 2012 - In this time of economic uncertainty, State Farm plans to add 40 new State Farm agents in Indiana over the next year and a half. As a result, upwards of 120 new job opportunities may become available in Indianapolis and rural Indiana as these new agents hire team members to work in their offices.
State Farm is focused on growing and continuing to serve the people of Indiana with remarkable customer service in their times of need. To that end, the intention is to increase the number of agent offices so that there is increased accessibility to help consumers to get to a better state.
“There is a strong sense of community throughout Indiana,” said Laura Walcoby, Agency Recruiting Manager for State Farm. “Whether shopping online or in-person, ultimately, people want to buy insurance and financial services from someone they trust. There’s a lot of opportunity in the market right now for agents who have an entrepreneurial spirit and who want to build that relationship with their community.”
The 40 new agents will be in addition to the more than 400 existing State Farm Agents in Indiana.
“I have been able to realize my dream to be self-employed”, said Indianapolis Agent Brenda Bond. “I was able to create a team that reflects my vision while simultaneously being able to serve my community with quality products and services.”
State Farm seeks people who are active in their community, have a desire to help people and want to be in charge of their financial future. Insurance experience is not required.
New agents have the distinct benefit of the name recognition that comes with State Farm. Other advantages of becoming a State Farm Agent include:
Candidates are encouraged to contact a recruiter by calling (269) 373-3754 or visiting www.statefarm.com/careers.
In addition to agents’ offices, State Farm has offices in West Lafayette that employs about 520 people and an office in Indianapolis that employs about 250. Locally, State Farm has spent nearly $4.3 million dollars on philanthropic efforts in Indiana over the last five years in addition to $4.5 million for the Super Bowl Legacy Project in Indianapolis.
Missy(Lundberg) Dundov, Public Affairs Media Specialist, (630) 541-4355
About State Farm®
State Farm and its affiliates are the largest provider of car insurance in the U.S. and is a leading insurer in Canada. In addition to providing auto insurance quotes, their 17,800 agents and more than 65,000 employees serve 81 million policies and accounts - more than 79 million auto, home, life and health policies in the United States and Canada, and nearly 2 million bank accounts. Commercial auto insurance, along with coverage for renters, business owners, boats and motorcycles, is also available. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is the parent of the State Farm family of companies. State Farm is ranked No. 43 on the Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, please visit http://www.statefarm.com or in Canada http://www.statefarm.ca.