eBay Announces New Cutbacks: 700 Jobs Gone

eBay is closing an entire customer service facility, leading to the elimination of 700 jobs.

The center, located in Vancouver, Canada, will shut down by this coming September. eBay calls the move a step in its plan to “consolidate” its customer service facilities.

“It is eBay’s intent to increase the number of employees at its Salt Lake City facility, which currently employs more than 900 customer service agents, and at certain other facilities globally,” the company said in a statement.

eBay just recently announced plans to spin off Skype to get back to the basics of its business. The service’s original founders have expressed interest in buying back the communications company.

eBay just finished a second consecutive weak quarter, with earnings most recently being down 22 percent from the same time one year ago.


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