EBay Inc. said late Tuesday it will cut about 1,000 jobs, or 9% of its full-time workforce, in order to better position the company for future sustainable growth.
“Our overall headcount and expenses have outpaced the growth of our business,” Chief Executive Jamie Iannone said in a letter to employees that eBay posted on its website. “To address this, we’re implementing organizational changes that align and consolidate certain teams to improve the end-to-end experience, and better meet the needs of our customers around the world.”
Iannone said the company needs to be better organized for speed, “allowing us to be more nimble, bring like-work together and help us make decisions more quickly.”
He also said eBay will scale back the number of contracts it has with “our alternate workforce” in the coming months.
The San Jose, Calif,-based online marketplace had 11,600 employees as of the end of 2022, according to FactSet data.
reported disappointing quarterly earnings in November, with declining margins and weak revenue guidance. The stock is down about 11% over the past 12 months, compared to the S&P 500’s
21% gain over that time.
2024 has started with a wave of layoffs, especially in the tech industry, at companies such as Amazon, Alphabet and Riot Games. Also on Tuesday, German software giant SAP
announced job changes or buyouts for 8,000 employees, or 7% of its workforce, during the coming year.
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