Take that, State Farm.
Allstate plans to hire 600 people in its Northwest U.S. region and 200 in Washington state.
State Farm announced job cuts and relocations Thursday related to the company’s decision to close down its operations in downtown Tacoma.
“We’re actually going the other direction,” Frank Clauser, a media representative for Allstate, told The News Tribune on Friday.
A variety of Allstate positions from sales to service are available. Job descriptions can be viewed online at https://www.allstate.com/careers.aspx.
There’s also a cash reward for some referrals.
“Allstate is offering up to a $10,000 award to any member of the general public who refers an eligible agency owner candidate to Allstate. The referral award is payable shortly after appointment,” Allstate said in its announcement.
Those interested can forward their resume and a letter of interest for positions to NorthwestRecruiting@allstate.com.
Candidates interested in becoming an Allstate agency owner can read more about that at www.allstateagent.com.
“We are seeing increased consumer demand for auto and home insurance as well as financial advice and planning, and with the increased demand, there is also a need for compassionate and dedicated individuals in roles within Allstate agencies; including customer service and sales positions,” Rich Vander Weyst, Allstate’s strategic deployment leader, said in Friday’s announcement.
Other hirings in the area
Other major employers in the area said Friday they, too, have openings:
▪ Safeway/Albertsons: The Safeway/Albertsons grocery chain is holding a two-day open interview hiring event next week for full- and part-time positions. The event will be from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 18-19. at all Safeway and Albertsons stores in the state. Job seekers also can apply online before the job fairs at www.careersatsafeway.com and www.albertsons.com. On-the-spot offers also are possible during the in-store events. Jobs are available in all areas including deli, meat, customer service, bakery and produce. Benefits for eligible employees include health care, paid vacation and an employee discount that covers both Albertsons and Safeway stores regardless of which banner you work under.
▪ Amazon: After its retail peak in November and December, Amazon hiring tends to slow. Available fulfillment center jobs are posted at amazondelivers.jobs while www.jobs.amazon.com has other types of jobs. A sampling of local ones: http://bit.ly/2DobQgF
▪ PEMCO: The insurer told The News Tribune that it had openings in Seattle, Lynnwood, and Spokane, “and often hires in claims, customer service, and IT. Our openings are always posted at www.pemco.com/people. Tip: Applicants can search our openings and set up a job alert to be notified of openings that fit their interest.”