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Layoffs are expected to begin around Dec. 30 and will take about two weeks, the company said.

Farmers Insurance announced this week that it plans to lay off more than 90 people at its Hillsboro facility by the end of the year.

Farmers Insurance announced on Monday, Oct. 24, that about 91 employees at its Hillsboro site, located at 23175 N.W. Bennett St., near Northwest 235th Avenue, will be laid off this winter.

The layoffs are expected to begin around Dec. 30 and will take about two weeks, the company said.

When it first opened in 2008 as the company’s ServicePoint customer service center, the Bennett Street facility had more than 540 employees.

The letter did not specify which jobs would be eliminated or why, but in a letter written to the state’s Office of Workforce Investments, Farmers Insurance human resources head Suzanne Elliott said that the facility won’t be closed.

Farmers Insurance insures cars, homes and small businesses. Based in Los Angeles, the company has about 22,000 employees worldwide.

In her letter, Elliott said that employees at the site are not represented by a labor union and that laid off employees are not eligible for “bumping rights,” a practice which allows senior employees to take less senior positions during layoffs.

Calls to Farmers Insurance were not immediately returned.



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