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The company said an unspecified but "small" number of people got notices this week.
Friday, April 5, 2013
Allstate Insurance, one of Roanoke County's largest employers, confirmed Thursday that an unspecified number of employees learned this week they are losing their jobs.
Adam Polak , an Allstate spokesman, reported that "a small number of employees in Roanoke's operations area received notice this week."
In an email, Polak wrote, "We understand this will not be easy for our employees and we will ensure that all of our employees affected by this announcement are treated fairly. Impacted employees will have the opportunity to post for other positions within the company."
He said the Roanoke County facility, located on Electric Road , has more than 900 employees. He said the office handles a variety of functions, including "back office policy processing support, as well as technical help desk support for employees and agents."
Polak said Allstate continuously reviews operations "to increase efficiencies, reduce costs, streamline processes and improve business performance."
He said Allstate sold the building it occupies in Roanoke County in 2005 and has since leased the property.
In February, Allstate Corp., headquartered in Illinois, reported that the company had "had a good finish to a strong year despite the costs incurred in the fourth quarter related to Superstorm Sandy."
Allstate said its profit for the year ended Dec. 31 was $2.31 billion, up from the $787 million net income reported for the 12-month period ended 2011.
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