eBay Lays Off 1,000: Buys Bill Me Later

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In another sign that the US economy is dangerously ill, eBay just announced that they will be laying off 10% of their workforce which equates to 1,000 people with out a job. The company states this is due to low 3rd quarter results.

According to CNET, eBay also plans on buying Bill Me Later, an online payments business, for $820 million in cash and an additional $125 million in outstanding options. The article states that eBay will also be purchasing Den Bla Avis and BilBasen as well.

“eBay said its workforce reduction, which cuts about 1,000 jobs, will result in a pretax restructuring charge of between $70 million and $80 million, which will be taken in the fourth quarter of 2008, eBay said. The online retailer will also let go several hundred temporary workers and reduce the number of open positions,” states CNET’s reporters.


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