Company Streamlining Operations and Leveraging Technology
Bloomington, IL – May 4, 2017 – State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company today announced plans to exit eleven facilities in stages over the course of several years, beginning in 2018. The work from these facilities will move to the company’s headquarters in Bloomington, Ill., its offices in Atlanta, Dallas, and Phoenix, as well as a number of existing locations across the U.S. These changes will affect approximately 4,200 of the company’s nearly 70,000 employees. These employees will continue to have job opportunities in other State Farm locations.
“We understand the decision to exit these facilities directly affects our employees and their communities. While the exits will begin in 2018 and continue over several years, we are announcing this decision now in order to give employees time to make personal and professional decisions. The company will continue to have a strong local presence in these communities through our agents and local claims employees,” said Mary Schmidt, executive vice president and chief administrative officer.
The company’s decision to exit these facilities was based on efforts to best serve customers by gaining efficiency through streamlining and improving processes, leveraging technology, and concentrating employees in larger locations.
“In order to adapt to the changing needs of our customers and continue to provide the remarkable service that our customers expect, we must continue to manage our business efficiently,” added Schmidt.
State Farm intends to exit the following locations according to the projected timeline below:
- Parsippany, NJ
- Petaluma, CA
- Kalamazoo, MI
- Irvine, CA
- Tulsa, OK
- Indianapolis, IN
- Medley, FL
- Downers Grove, IL
- West Lafayette, IN
- Bakersfield, CA
- Frederick, MD
About State Farm™:
The mission of State Farm is to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected, and realize their dreams. State Farm and its affiliates are the largest providers of auto and home insurance in the United States. Its nearly 19,000 agents and nearly 70,000 employees serve more than 84 million policies and accounts – more than 81 million auto, fire, life, health and commercial policies, and more than 2 million bank accounts. Commercial auto insurance, along with coverage for renters, business owners, boats and motorcycles, is available. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is the parent of the State Farm family of companies. State Farm is ranked No. 35 on the 2016 Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, please visit http://www.statefarm.com.
SOURCE: State Farm™