Farmers Closes Doors In Southern California

March 16, 2001

In a decision that will affect roughly 130 employees, Farmers Insurance Group is closing its Southern California service center in Carlsbad. The process of closing the office officially began yesterday.

Along with the closing of the Carlsbad center, the company announced the closing of its service center in Columbus, Ohio. The decision to close the two offices is based on continued efforts to enhance efficiency and keep rates as low as possible for Farmer’s customers.

According to the company, termination dates will differ by function and will begin no earlier than May 15, with the entire closure completed by June 29. Farmers will provide assistance and resources to help employees seek employment in other Farmers facilities or outside the company.

Services may include career counseling and information on interviewing techniques and resume writing. Local employers and government agencies will conduct job fairs, and employees will be allowed time off with pay for job interviews.

Every effort will be made to give displaced employees first consideration for job opportunities at Farmers in other locations, including active recruitment for Farmers’ two new claims centers in Kansas City and Oklahoma City.

With headquarters in Los Angeles and doing business in 41 states, the Farmers group of companies provides home, auto, business and life insurance to more than 10 million households through 17,000 exclusive and independent agents and district managers.

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