Three years after they relaxed the dress code for employees at their Bloomington headquarters, the State Farm Insurance Cos. are tightening it up a bit again. As of this week, shorts are forbidden.
The Bloomington Pantagraph reports the change is primarily aimed at the Corporate South complex, specifically the systems department. Some employees there who don’t regularly interact with customers or upper-level management were wearing shorts on warm-weather days.
Eliminating shorts affects corporate headquarters too, but it hasn’t been a problem there because so many employees are exposed to upper-level management and dress accordingly.
State Farm has more than 15,000 employees in Bloomington and Normal, making it McLean County’s largest employer.