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Farmers Insurance Eyes Texas for Additional Growth in Coming Year; Seeks to Add More Than 200 Agency Owners in Lone Star State

Leading Insurer Also Reaching Out to Military with Special Incentives for Qualified Veterans and Reservists; Will Present Details at Military MOJO Event on March 26 & 27

AUSTIN, Texas, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Farmers Insurance, one of the largest property and casualty multiline insurers in Texas, is looking to add to its talent and grow its presence in the state with a concerted effort to add 244 Agency Owners throughout the state.  The insurer is uniquely offering special incentives to military veterans, reservists and bilingual candidates who can tap the state's increasingly multicultural consumer markets.

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"Farmers Insurance continues to see great opportunities for growth in Texas and we are actively seeking strong leaders and self-starters to join us as Agency Owners in the state," said Jim Swope, Head of the Texas Territory for Farmers Insurance.  "Especially with the proud heritage of Texans serving in the various branches of the military, we want to call special attention to our new program that can help qualified military veterans and reservists make the transition from the military to a Farmers Agency Owner."

Some of the prospective Agency Owner incentives available to qualified military veterans, reservists and qualified bilingual candidates include eligibility for additional funds for marketing, new office opening support and supplemental training incentives.

"Farmers knows that those who have served in the military are uniquely qualified to be successful as Farmers Agency Owners – they perform very well in intense environments and they are able and willing to take on increasing levels of responsibility…that's why we want them," said David Van Noy, district manager for Farmers Insurance in Round Rock.   "Interested candidates will find that Farmers can provide them with award-winning training and ongoing professional development.  Especially for prospective Agency Owners, having access to the tools and resources that can aid their long term success is a major benefit."

Farmers Insurance offers a number of ways for entrepreneurs, self-starters and leaders in various stages of their careers to become Agency Owners. "Some candidates come with a record of previous sales success, others with experience in the financial sector but little sales experience and others who have recently entered into their professional careers are invited to explore the opportunities to become your own boss," said Swope.

"Becoming a Farmers Agency Owner was one of the best decisions I've ever made.  It has given me the opportunity to be my own boss and see the fruits of my hard work," said Keith Wagner, a Farmers Agency Owner in The Woodlands, Texas and member of the elite Farmers Presidents Council.  "As a small business owner, I also decide who to hire and some of the best choices I've made have been to hire from the ranks of our military veterans and reservists who know what it takes to succeed."

Those interested in obtaining additional details about the Farmers Agency Owner opportunity should contact Farmers at www.beafarmersagent.com.  At the web site, potential candidates can also get in contact with a local district manager in their area who can walk them through what the next steps will be.

Farmers Insurance Group of Companies is a leading U.S. insurer group of automobiles, homes and small businesses and also provides a wide range of other insurance and financial services products. Farmers Insurance is proud to serve more than 10 million households with more than 20 million individual policies across all 50 states through the efforts of over 50,000 exclusive and independent agents and nearly 24,000 employees.

The Farmers Exchanges are three reciprocal insurers (Farmers Insurance Exchange, Fire Insurance Exchange and Truck Insurance Exchange), including their subsidiaries and affiliates, owned by their policyholders. Farmers Group, Inc., along with its subsidiaries, manages the non-claims insurance operations of the Farmers Exchanges. Farmers Group, Inc. is wholly owned by the Zurich Insurance Group. For more information about Farmers, visit its Web site at www.farmers.com or at www.Facebook.com/FarmersInsurance.

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