Allstate Insurance will shut down an auto claims center at the end of the year in Cross Plains, west of Madison in Dane County. The move affects 214 employees. The company is adding 110 jobs elsewhere around the country, and Allstate says the Cross Plains workers can apply for them.
Allstate has a total of nine claim centers. The Dane County office is the only one that’s closing.
Former Governor Jim Doyle announced the creation of the Allstate facility in 2007. At the time, he said the insurer was eligible for state tax credits because it was located in an Enterprise Development Zone, although a state economic development spokesman says the firm never applied for tax breaks. The aid is tied to the creation of new jobs and keeping them in place for a certain length of time.