According to the Pantagraph newspaper out of Bloomington, IL, State Farm Insurance has announced plans to close two dozen of its field offices in the midwest (Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan) in order to save $8 million over the next five years. Currently, these facilities are home to about 1,300 employees.
Some of these employees, the insurer has said, will become mobile employees who work from home, while others will be offered transfers to other field offices in the same states (there are two in each of the three states named). Either way, says the Bloomington-based insurance company, it is hoped that all affected employees will be retained.
While the to-be-closed offices in Indiana and Michigan have not yet been identified, the sites closing in Illinois include facilities in Arlington Heights, Champaign, Collinsville, Elmhurst, Marion, Moline, Peoria, Rockford, Springfield, and Tinley Park.