Hispanic Business Magazine Names Allstate Best Company for Hispanics

Hispanic Business Magazine Names Allstate Best Company for Hispanics



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Northbrook, IL–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–August 31, 2006–Allstate Insurance Company was recognized as one of the “Top 50 Companies for Hispanics” for the second straight year by Hispanic Business magazine, a national business and finance publication aimed at Hispanic professionals. The companies named to this list were selected based on their commitment to Hispanic hiring, promotion, marketing, philanthropy and supplier diversity.

“As a company in a service industry, Allstate employees and agencies are at the core of our business. Diversity is an Allstate business strategy and a strong part of our own corporate culture. And without the tremendous appreciation we have for diversity we would not be as successful as we have been,” said Anise Wiley Little, assistant vice president, and chief diversity officer, Allstate. “We are a company that believes in understanding and respecting diverse opinions, thoughts, cultures and people in order to make us better and more effective. Being named to the Top 50 list by Hispanic Business for the second straight year is an honor that helps us understand our efforts in seeking and promoting diversity both in the workplace and in the community are working.”

In the workplace, diversity is integrated into employee processes such as succession management, recruitment and leadership development. The company ensures that all of its employee development programs are inclusive of women and minorities. Allstate works closely with higher education institutions that have a diverse student enrollment for recruitment efforts.

In the marketplace, Allstate was one of the first property & casualty insurance companies to aggressively seek growth in the Hispanic market. There are now more than 3,500 Allstate agencies that speak languages other than English (approximately 88 different languages), point of sale collateral materials that are culturally relevant to African-American, Asian-American and Hispanic consumers, Spanish-speaking customer service representatives, and culturally relevant advertising that has been created to reach these consumers more effectively. Allstate also leverages the actor Esai Morales to reach and engage Hispanic consumers across a variety of media vehicles.

With national partners such as National Council of La Raza (NCLR) and Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Allstate works across communities and cultures to provide opportunities and assistance to people with diverse backgrounds, encourage understanding and acceptance of others and teach the value of inclusion.

The calculus for determining the top companies directory involves more than 30 variables that measure a company’s commitment to Hispanic hiring, promotion, marketing, philanthropy, and supplier diversity.

For the entire list of top 50 companies visit http://www.hispanicbusiness.com.

To view career opportunities at Allstate, please visit http://www.allstate.com/careers. To learn more about the contributions Allstate makes to the diverse communities it serves, visit http://www.allstate.com/community. If you are interested in becoming a supplier for Allstate please visit http://www.allstate.com/procurement.

Now celebrating the 75th anniversary of the founding of Allstate Insurance Company, The Allstate Corporation (NYSE:ALL) is the nation’s largest publicly held personal lines insurer. Widely known through the “You’re In Good Hands With Allstate(R)” slogan, Allstate helps individuals in approximately 17 million households protect what they have today and better prepare for tomorrow through approximately 14,100 exclusive agencies and financial professionals in the U.S. and Canada. Customers can access Allstate products and services such as auto insurance and homeowners insurance through Allstate agencies, or in select states at allstate.com and 1-800 Allstate(R). Encompass(SM) and Deerbrook(R) Insurance brand property and casualty products are sold exclusively through independent agents. The Allstate Financial Group provides life insurance, supplemental accident and health insurance, annuity, banking and retirement products designed for individual, institutional and worksite customers that are distributed through Allstate agencies, independent agencies, financial institutions and broker-dealers.

Hispanic Business Magazine Names Allstate Best Company for Hispanics