Indianapolis, Indiana-based Anthem, Inc., the healthcare benefits company and parent of Blue Cross/Blue Shield, has acknowledged that they have laid off more than 166 IT employees.
It also appears that the company is restructuring. In Woodland Hills, California, the company is moving from its Warner Center 450,000 square-foot building to one that is estimated to be 169,000 square-feet. The company intends to sell its remaining adjacent 26-acre property.
The company also has announced plans to move up to 3,000 IT employees into a 21-story Anthem Technology Center facility currently under construction in Atlanta, Georgia and expected to open in 2021. It is unknown if Anthem’s headquarters will remain in Indianapolis.
Look for layoffs to be phased and if you are unwilling to move to Georgia, you may want to start looking for alternative employment.
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