State Farm is in the midst of a restructuring that a company spokesman says will provide more consistent support for agents. (WJBC file photo)
By Eric Stock
BLOOMINGTON - A State Farm spokesman said Thursday the insurer's plans to close some agency field offices are part of a larger restructuring that will ultimately provide more consistent support for agents.
Spokesman Phil Supple said the changes are designed to help State Farm adapt to today's competitive business environment.
"Our plans strategically position our agents for success by aligning agency field leadership and support with a similar acquisition and marketing focus," Supple said in a written statement. He added that there will likely be some staffing cuts and that employees are being encourged to stay flexible and consider opportunities such as relocating or training for a new position.
State Farm is also moving about 70 jobs from offices in Collinsville to Indiananapolis. Those wokers handle mostly auto and home insurance claims. That consolidation is scheduled to be completed by the end of January.
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