According to a report in The Mercury Times, citing the state labor agency Employment Development Department (EDD), eBay notified the affected workers at the end of June. In the notice to the EDD, Amir Vonsover, an eBay employment counsel, wrote, “eBay will conduct a mass layoff.” The company said in the notice that the layoffs would impact eBay locations in San Jose, San Francisco and Brisbane and include layoffs in the company’s headquarters.


“This action is expected to be permanent,” eBay stated in the EDD filing, according to the report. “No affected employee has any bumping rights.”