|By Kenneth R. Gosselin and Matthew Sturdevant, The Hartford Courant|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
The city council on Monday will consider phasing in tax increases over seven years that would result from the renovations. The renovations would push up property values and assessments by the city.
City leaders praised the influx of 700 workers and the renovations. The news comes just weeks after accounting firm
Segarra said the renovations "can help recruit and retain more young talent."
Even though The
Recently, for example, The
"Any time there is an improvement at The
In addition, more workers at the insurer's headquarters could enlarge the pool of possible tenants for apartments that are under construction downtown, Zaleski said.
In January, Segarra hinted of more employees coming into
"Many of the improvements are designed to increase energy efficiency and thereby, reduce operating costs," the letter states.
The company has declined to say how many workers it has in
The company's workforce has declined steadily since the end of 2008. It laid off employees and sold off major segments to focus on property-casualty. According to figures made available earlier this year, the company's total employee count declined from about 31,000 as of
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