|By Mike Harris, Ventura County Star, Calif.|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
The transfers will be welcomed by retail businesses that neighbor the five-story, 240,000-square-foot
The transfers will occur over the next several weeks, Farmers spokesman
"We anticipate employees being located in
The employees are being transferred because of seismic deficiencies in the company's buildings at
After six months, some of the employees will be transferred to the
Others will temporarily return to the 4750 Wilshire building before eventually transferring to
"Bringing approximately 450 employees will energize that whole area," he said. "Employees who go to lunch or shop during lunch or after work will patronize those businesses, which took a huge hit when Farmers moved out."
Farmers is considering providing van-pool service for the transferred employees commutes, Frager said.
The building has been vacant since early 2012 when Farmers transferred the last of the location's employees to
Farmers is locked into a lease at the building, which is owned by
In April, Farmers announced it had sold its
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