MetLife Inc. told 130 workers in Bloomfield that their jobs will be eliminated by the end of this year as the nation’s largest life insurer consolidates some of its operations from the Northeast to North Carolina.
“These employees had been previously notified of their job status and will be offered severance and out placement assistance,” MetLife spokesman John Calagna said in a prepared statement. “MetLife will continue to maintain a significant presence in Bloomfield and within the state of Connecticut.”
MetLife publicly acknowledged the layoffs for the first time in March as the company said it planned to eliminate 650 workers in Bloomfield, leaving about 1,300 workers at that office.
Some of the recent layoffs were mentioned in a notice on Aug. 27th on the Connecticut Department of Labor’s website as a requirement of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act. The notice said 88 MetLife workers in Bloomfield will be laid off between Oct. 13 and Dec. 31.