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African American sales professionals serving their community

We are proud of our work in the African American community, and the successes of our Agents and Managers in their sales and financial services careers. New York Life has over 1,100 agents serving the African American communities around the country, and these agents are driven by a deep commitment to help families and businesses obtain the protection they need today, in order to build a better tomorrow.

If you are looking for a purpose-driven career, have an entrepreneurial spirit, a career-driven mindset, aspire to significant goals, and have a passion for building and succeeding in your own practice, a career as an Agent or Manager at New York Life may be just the path you are looking for.

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  • A proud legacy of success

    New York Life Insurance Company has a long history of hiring, training and developing successful African American Agents and Managers. The company’s commitment to creating greater financial awareness among African Americans dates back to 1957 when it hired the industry’s first African American life insurance Agent, Cirilo A. McSween.

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  • A commitment to create $50 billion of wealth

    New York Life’s African American Community Empowerment Plan is an Agent-led movement to help families build wealth with financial tools and strategies. Our Agents have pledged to create a collective $50 billion of wealth and future income, by touching the lives of 200,000 families and showing each one how purchasing at least $250,000 of life insurance today will empower future generations:

    200,000 (families) x $250,000 (face amount) = $50 billion (future income)

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  • Meet Agents who are making a difference

    New York Life’s African American market is excited to grow our team of financial professionals. Although their backgrounds and expertise differ, they share a commitment to empower the African American community. Click on the plus sign to the right (+) to view profiles of some of our successful agents.

     
  • Meet Managers with a passion to lead

    Meet some of New York Life’s most successful African American Managers. All share exceptional leadership ability, and the drive and desire to help people succeed. And, like all New York Life Managers, their influence is far reaching – touching not only the lives of the agents they inspire, but friends, family and clients as well.

     
  • Comprehensive training and education program

    At New York Life, we take your training seriously. Our agents are widely recognized as among the best–trained professionals in the industry. Even if you don’t have previous experience in selling, our multi-dimensional training program—NYLIC University—can put you on the path to success.

    Our equation for success is simple - the more you achieve, the more you’ll potentially earn. Our outstanding commission program provides both short and long-term rewards.

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If you are committed to changing the financial landscape of an entire community and building your own successful business practice, then please take a few minutes to complete this career compatibility questionnaire: here or call 877-695-4226.

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