State Farm Insurance, the largest employer in Bloomington-Normal, is moving some of it's jobs elsewhere. Exact numbers of the jobs being moved are not available. In a statement the company provided to GLT, spokesperson Holly Anderson termed the move as a realignment and says long-term plans for job functions and the Illinois Operations facility are still being studied. Earlier this year, when discussing the company's Texas expansion, State Farm spokesman Phil Supple offered reassurance about the insurance company's commitment to the twin cities:
"Bloomington is our home, and we will stay here with our sizable work force. Currently and historically it's be around about 15,000 over the last few years, and we expect it to remain in that range. Now, we will have special initiatives that come and go so there will be a fluctuation up and down, down and up."
State Farm has been expanding its presence in Tempe Arizona, suburban Dallas, and the Atlanta area this year. Company officials aren't saying where the claims jobs are headed.
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