Citizens Insurance to shift 130 jobs to Jacksonville

Citizens Property Insurance Corp. will begin consolidating its information technology staff in Jacksonville later this year, including 130 jobs that are currently in Tallahassee.

Most of the personnel moves take place in 2015, Citizens spokesman Michael Peltier said Tuesday. The relocations include another 18 IT positions in Tampa.

“There are some folks that will be transitioning over later this year, but the bulk of it will be next year,” Peltier said.

Employees of the insurance company were notified Friday in a letter from president and CEO Barry Gilway that the plans were taking shape in light of leases ending next year on office space Citizens uses and the need to call for bids on new space.

Citizens has a total of nine office leases in Tallahassee, Tampa and Jacksonville, three of which expire at the end of next year.

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