Global e-commerce giant eBay sacked a considerable number of employees in their technology centre in Bengaluru and also is to shift their work to other centres outside India. This unit is in operation since 2002, and recently, it laid off the entire team comprising engineers and data analysts. 

 

A spokesman for the company confirmed that "As a normal course of business, eBay regularly reviews its operational structure and today we announced some changes to our global product and technology team."

 

He further added "As a result, we are reducing our overall technology workforce in Bangalore and shifting work to other global centres around the world. eBay's Bangalore centre will now focus on eBay India-dedicated product and development work,"

 

Though, the company has not yet confirmed the number of employees who were sacked, but, according to a source, the number is close to 100 people. 

 

About their plans in India, the spokesperson said, "We remain committed to India and will continue to invest in core product and technology development for eBay India," and also, there at the moment there is no other plans for reductions in the near future. 

 

President Trump to be blamed?

 

During his presidential campaign, then-candidate and now the 45th US President, Doland Trump repeatedly capitalised by commenting on how jobs are being hijacked by other countries. 

 

In Trump's words "They are taking our jobs. China is taking our jobs. Japan is taking our jobs. India is taking our jobs. It is not going to happen anymore, folks!”

 

Further, he said "Right now, 92 million Americans are on the sidelines, outside the workforce, and not part of our economy. It’s a silent nation of jobless Americans. Under this American System, every policy decision we make must pass a simple test: does it create more jobs and better wages for Americans?"

 

Is the recent eBay sacking a strong reaction or implied support to President Trump's promise? 

 

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