Woodland Hills, California-based Farmers Insurance Group has filed notice with state of Florida regulators that it intends reduce its Plantation workforce by 103 positions.
Farmers, a home, auto and life insurance giant, has a location at 900 S. Pine Island Rd. The facility will not close following these terminations and certain employees were given the opportunity to relocate to other company locations and financial assistance if they chose to do so.
"In November of last year, we advised employees in our Plantation, Florida facility of our intention to bring teams closer and increase collaboration by better utilizing our available office space and reducing real estate vacancies," said Luis Sahagun, a spokesman for Farmers. "In advising our employees of this decision, we also shared that eligible employees choosing to re-locate to other company locations would be offered financial assistance and support."
According to the WARN notice Farmers filed, the layoffs are expected to begin on Dec. 30 and continue for two weeks.
The affected employees work as senior service advocates, senior policy service advocates, services consultants and more. The vast majority of layoffs are of senior service advocates – 65 employees are being terminated, according to the WARN notice.
"We notified our employees nearly a year in advance so that our employees and their families have as much time as possible to consider their options. Positions affected by this action are primarily in our Service Operations business unit. We will continue to have approximately 140 employees at our Plantation location," Sahagun said.
In late October, Farmers alerted Oregon officials that is would lay off more than 90 employees at an in-state facility.