Allstate Insurance Co. (NYSE: ALL) said it wants to add 276 new employees in the Houston, TX, market in 2014, including 36 agency owners and 240 licensed sales staff.
The goal is part of a wider effort in which the Northbrook, IL-based financial services company wants to hire 120 new agency owners and 800 sales people across Texas this year, the company said in a press release. The program is being spurred by the Texas population boom.
“Many Texas cities are making headlines for their impressive economic and population expansion,” Lisa Banks, Allstate’s Texas strategic development leader, said in a press release.
Allstate made a similar push last year when it said it wanted to fill up to 96 positions, including 32 agency owners, in the Houston market.
And Allstate isn’t the only insurer expanding in the Houston market. Just this week, privately-held Northwestern Mutual said it wants to add 50 financial advisers and 80 financial interns in the Houston market in 2014. That’s up slightly from the 40 advisers the Milwaukee, WI-based company planned to hire in 2013.