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About 40,000 people, or around 69% of State Farm's 57,500 employees nationwide will shift to a hybrid workplace model in July, the company said in a news release.

BLOOMINGTON — More than two-thirds of State Farm's employees will work part time in a cubicle and part time from a couch starting this summer, the Bloomington-based insurer announced Friday.

About 40,000 people, or around 69% of State Farm's 57,500 employees nationwide, will shift to a hybrid workplace model in July, the company said in a statement. The remaining employees will either work in an office or work remotely all of the time. 

The anticipated model comes as a major step toward returning to a pre-pandemic world.

"This new approach enables State Farm to operate as efficiently as possible for the benefit of our customers, while providing a more flexible work environment for our current and future employees," the company said in the release.

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State Farm's corporate headquarters is on Bloomington's east side. The insurer announced Friday that about 40,000 of its employees nationwide will shift to a hybrid workplace model in July. 

Asked how long the hybrid model will remain in place, spokeswoman Gina Morss-Fischer said: "This is intended to be our new way of working as we move forward, and we’ll continuously learn and adapt." 

She added that "most employees assigned to our Bloomington facility" will follow the hybrid model. 

State Farm provides a total of 14,436 jobs across its Bloomington campus. 

"Decisions will vary by business area, and leaders will work with employees to determine how much time they spend at each location," the company said in the release.


Bloomington’s State Farm Insurance has almost completed its transition away from banking.


Working from home has been the norm for over a year for many of the company's employees, who left offices amid the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.

The company first implemented a "pause" on in-office work at all of its facilities across the country on March 25, 2020.

"Our commitment to the health and safety of our employees is our priority as more people re-enter offices this summer," the company said Friday. 

"We will continuously learn and adapt to this new way of working," the company said. "How we move forward will be influenced by all we’ve learned and what best meets the needs of our customers, while at the same time accommodating company and employee interests."


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Contact Timothy Eggert at (309) 820-3276. Follow him on Twitter: @TimothyMEggert

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