Allstate announces layoffs in the Roanoke Valley

ROANOKE COUNTY (WSLS 10) - Allstate announced it is laying off more people in the Roanoke Valley.

The company said in a statement that the layoffs come as it reviews operations.

Allstate sent WSLS 10 this statement:

Allstate continuously reviews its operations to identify opportunities to improve business performance and meet the needs of our customers. As a result of a recent review, positions have been eliminated in some of Allstate's Operations areas. We understand this will not be easy for our employees and we will ensure that all of our employees affected by this decision are treated with respect, consistent with Allstate's policies.  Eligible employees will have the opportunity to post for other positions within the company.

We are proud of the 14 Allstate agencies and exclusive financial specialists who serve the greater Roanoke Valley as well as our employees who work in the two office locations in Roanoke. We are just as proud of our partnerships with various community organizations throughout the Roanoke Valley. Last year, we contributed $71,000 to deserving organizations in the local community through our helping hands grant program and Allstate Foundation partnerships. Our commitment to positively impact the Roanoke Valley communities that we serve remains strong.