Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana announced that upcoming layoffs by its parent company will occur in other parts of the country, but its workforce in Montana will be affected.  Information technology and server jobs will be included in the layoffs, according to John Doran, senior director of public relations for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana.


Though Health Care Service Corp.’s primary servers are in Illinois and Texas, he said about 2 percent of the company’s 580 Montana employees will lose their jobs.  That comes out to about 11 or 12 jobs in Montana, but Doran declined to say the exact number or where in the state they are located.  The company has about 385 people in Helena and about 120 at its office in Great Falls.  Other employees work in sales and customer service roles in other Montana communities.  The layoffs are anticipated to be completed by February or March.

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