Citizens Insurance to shift 130 jobs to Jacksonville

Citizens Property Insurance Corp. will start consolidating its details engineering workers in Jacksonville later on this year, including 130 jobs that are currently in Tallahassee.

Most of the personnel moves consider area in 2015, Citizens spokesman Michael Peltier stated Tuesday. The relocations include one more 18 IT positions in Tampa.

“There are some folks that will be transitioning above later on this year, but the bulk of it will be up coming yr,” Peltier mentioned.

Employees of the insurance coverage firm have been notified Friday in a letter from president and CEO Barry Gilway that the ideas had been taking shape in light of leases ending following 12 months on office room Citizens uses and the want to contact for bids on new room.

Citizens has a complete of 9 workplace leases in Tallahassee, Tampa and Jacksonville, 3 of which expire at the finish of next 12 months.

One more issue is Citizens’ curiosity in implementing the suggestions of worldwide advisor KPMG on how the organization could increase efficiency and streamline operations, Peltier said. One suggestion was to move IT personnel closer to the spot they do the bulk of their function for, which is Jacksonville.

For the workers who choose to move, Citizens will assist with those expenses. For those who make a decision not to relocate, Peltier explained the human sources workers will designate an individual to assist the staff with locating employment elsewhere.

Citizens is primarily based in Tallahassee, which will carry on to have the administrative functions, such as legal employees and these who have legislative and regulatory responsibilities, Peltier mentioned. The Jacksonville and Tampa offices provide policy companies and underwriting, claims and customer assistance.

Citizens is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt government corporation that provides insurance coverage to Florida property owners. It insures hundreds of 1000’;s of properties, businesses and condominiums whose owners otherwise may possibly not be ready to uncover coverage.

In February, Citizens announced that its total variety of policies had dropped beneath one million for the very first time since 2006. Officials said that was a major milestone in efforts to shift a lot more policies to the personal market place, thereby minimizing Citizens’ personal risk exposure, charges and enabling the business to assume its position as an insurer of final resort.

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