NU Online News Service, Nov. 18, 3:48 p.m. EST

State Farm confirmed that a study it is conducting meant to increase efficiency could possibly affect staffing levels, but stressed there are no specific plans yet regarding staff levels.

Bloomington, Ill-based State Farm’s spokesman, Jeff McCollum, said the company commissioned a “general departments study” last summer. He said State Farm conducts business in the U.S. and Canada through 13 designated zones, and the study is examining departments throughout those zones to see if some of the work can be centralized.

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