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Farmers Insurance/Zurich Group new agency development center opens in Peoria, AZ

Adding 25 New Insurance Agency Owner Positions in N.W Valley

Peoria, AZ---(May 12, 2011)— College Graduates and leaders with a successful track record are welcome to take advantage of a major employment opportunity with Farmers Insurance/Zurich Group Development Center in Peoria, AZ.

The Center is located at 9051 W. Kelton Lane in Peoria. “We are looking to add at least 25 new Agency Owner positions and applicants can send resumes to our location, call 623-209-2200 or email me at,” explained District Resource Center Manager, Steven Washburn.

“This is an outstanding opportunity to start your own small business with minimal capital outlay and you will enjoy up to two years training in our development center,” said Washburn, who is spearheading the new recruitment drive with Marketing Systems Trainer Jill Goldstein.

“The Farmers/Zurich facility represents our confidence in the Valley economy a major commitment to offer excellent employment opportunities to people interested in pursuing a career with us. Successful Agency Owners can exceed $80,000 in their first year,” Washburn added.

New Agency Owners will learn how to help Businesses and Families with their Insurance and Financial Services needs." The Farmers/Zurich Group is Arizona's #1 Business Insurance provider and a leader in Family Insurance needs as well. The Group helps Businesses and Families with their Auto, Home, Life, Advanced Markets Life packages, Business, Workers Compensation, RV, Mobile Home, Rental and many more products that families and businesses need to protect and grow their assets,” Washburn said.

Successful candidates should have:

  • College Degree or successful business/sales experience
  • Good credit and driving record
  • Successful and stable work/school history
  • Be community minded, and love to help families and businesses, and
  • Able to commit to a long-term training and success program

About Farmers
Farmers Insurance Group of Companies is the country's 3rd largest insurer of both personal lines passenger automobile and homeowners insurance, 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.

Farmers is a trade name and may refer to Farmers Group, Inc. or the Farmers Exchanges, as the case may be.  Farmers Group, Inc., a management and holding company, along with its subsidiaries, is wholly owned by the Zurich Financial Services Group. 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, and managed by Farmers Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information about Farmers, visit its Web site at or at


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