PayPal Cuts 325 Jobs, Consolidates Groups

Layoffs

PayPal took a hatchet to 325 jobs Monday, as part of a restructuring. The eBay unit says those affected are primarily from its product and technology operations.

In addition to the layoffs, PayPal is severing its relationships with roughly 120 contractors worldwide. With the reorganization, it’s consolidating nine of its product groups into one to accelerate and simplify its product development.

The timing layoff comes less than two weeks after eBay announced its third quarter financial results. At the same time, eBay gave a fourth quarter forecast that fell short of what Wall Street expected to hear.

Two weeks ago, rumors began to float that layoffs were planned at the online payments pioneer. At the time, a spokesperson told Dice News that there had been “no discussions within the company about how plans for revamping product development processes could affect existing jobs.”

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3 Responses to “PayPal Cuts 325 Jobs, Consolidates Groups”

October 29, 2012 at 1:49 pm, Doug_B said:

This is sorta humerous – just this AM there was a Dice Article on how to land a job at PayPal.

I don’t see a reason for PayPal to exist. It’s pretty easy to get a merchant account – then you accept credit cards and you don’t have to put up with the PayPal middle man. Just Google Pay Pal Complaints.

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October 29, 2012 at 5:42 pm, Pro said:

“This is sorta humerous – just this AM there was a Dice Article on how to land a job at PayPal.”

Haha, great point Doug.

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October 30, 2012 at 7:26 pm, Mike said:

“Two weeks ago, rumors began to float that layoffs were planned at the online payments pioneer. At the time, a spokesperson told Dice News that there had been “no discussions within the company about how plans for revamping product development processes could affect existing jobs.”
Dice News in Tech (http://s.tt/1rino)”

No surprise there; there is never a discussion, or warning, when the hatchet (man) is about to strike.

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