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Allianz consolidation places 37 jobs in danger

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by Kay Mitchell
”Allianz

Allianz has announced that it is shortly to merge its claims division putting 37 jobs at risk. The company is to reorganise its claims divisions and is to close its Glasgow and Leeds offices.

The decision to reorganise came out of a review conducted by the insurer in 2003. The insurer commented that in reorganising these divisions, they can apply the right level of staff with the right level of skills.

Commercial property claims will now be dealt with in Birmingham while personal injury and motor claims will be handled at 3 centres in Manchester, Working and Bristol. Casualty claims will be managed at Milton Keynes and Woking.

There are 13 employees in the Glasgow office and 24 members of staff in Leeds. A spokesperson for Allianz said they fear there will be job losses but they are seeking alternative roles within the group for the 37 employees.

However, the spokesperson pointed out that alternative employment options will depend on whether their skills were transferable and whether they are prepared to move. Allianz added that there may be opportunities for outplacement support.

Allianz concluded that it has already commenced clarifying the new structure to brokers and so far they have received positive feedback.

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News posted: September 7, 2007

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