the company of electronic commerce US eBay plans to lay off 500 workers, 4% of its global workforce, according to a document delivered this Tuesday to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
In the document, which was also sent to the staff, the company’s top executive, Jamie Ianoneindicates that it will notify the layoffs in the next 24 hours, although in some locations they will be “proposals subject to consultation” in accordance with local laws.
Iannone referred to the “macroeconomic situation in the world” in recent months and the need to make changes in the company’s structure so that it has long-term and sustainable growth, including possible new jobs.
“Importantly, this shift gives us additional space to invest and create new roles in high-potential areas – new technologies, customer innovations and key markets – and continue to adapt” to the economic, industry and technology environment, he said. , according to the news agency EFE.
The latest technology company to announce layoffs in the United States was eBay, where in recent weeks a large number of companies, including giants like Microsoft either alphabet, have decided to let go of tens of thousands of workers.