eBay Inc. plans to hire 450 more people at a global operations center in Utah.
The Silicon Valley Business Journal reported today that eBay said it is expanding its operations and customer support by 450 people and will build a $334 million data center.
The state of Utah is sweetening the deal with $30 million in tax incentives in return for the expansion, where it already employs about 1,000 people. eBay has operated its customer support center in Utah for ten years and reduced headcount last year when the economy slowed down.
It will take a while for eBay to hire and train these folks, but eventually this should help improve customer service to eBay members which is sorely needed.