Nationwide Insurance wants to add 100 agents in Texas by 2014, including 60 in the DFW area.
Nationwide sends prospective agents it chooses through an 18-24 month training period, working as employees at company-owned offices. “That’ll help them build a book of business,” Mike Switzer, a spokesman for Nationwide, based in Columbus, Ohio, said.
At the end of training, agents become independent contractors and open their own offices. They can earn up to $95,000 in “capital” during training to open their storefronts, Switzer said.
“It’s a great opportunity for sales professionals and entrepreneurs to run their own businesses,” Switzer said.
The company has 160 agents in Texas. To enter the training program, agents must have the Texas general property and casualty license and the Texas general life and health license. Nationwide sponsors agents who want to earn securities licenses, Switzer said.
- Scott Nishimura, jobs and workplace reporter, Star-Telegram