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Farmers Moving Jobs from Simi Valley Office

Farmers Insurance is transferring customer service jobs from its Simi Valley office to new facilities in three states. The company has set an April 10 deadline for when up to 82 employees must decide to relocate to Austin, Olathe, KS, or Hillsboro, Ore. In total, 120 employees were notified back in October the jobs were moving and some have already gone to the new facilities Those employees choosing not to leave California will receive a severance package, a company spokesman said. Farmers is one of the largest employers in Simi Valley, with more than 1,100 workers remaining in the office there. Farmers also has its primary claims facility in Westlake Village and a training office in Agoura Hills. “We have a strong presence in Ventura (County) and the San Fernando Valley area and we have every intention of keeping that,” said company spokesman Mark Toohey. The transferred jobs were customer service representatives taking calls from home and auto policy holders. Simi Valley, however, will maintain commercial operations providing coverage to small businesses and the insurer anticipates adding positions, Toohey said.

Mark Madler
Mark Madler
Mark R. Madler covers aviation & aerospace, manufacturing, technology, automotive & transportation, media & entertainment and the Antelope Valley. He joined the company in February 2006. Madler previously worked as a reporter for the Burbank Leader. Before that, he was a reporter for the City News Bureau of Chicago and several daily newspapers in the suburban Chicago area. He has a bachelor’s of science degree in journalism from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
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