Web dealer Groupon cuts UK jobs
Groupon is cutting its British workforce, just months after the deal-of-the-day website was found guilty of "widespread" breaches of consumer protection rules.
Most of the job cuts are understood to have been made in Groupon's customer services department. Sources said that, prior to the Office of Fair Trading investigation, Groupon's large number of customer services staff fielded complaints over what was found to often be misleading advertising.
The sources added that around 300 jobs out of what is understood to be a British workforce in the “high hundreds” were under threat. However, Groupon said that the redundancy process, which is still underway, will result in a cull of less than 5 per cent of its British employees.
Earlier this year, Groupon's UK managing director, Roy Blanga, said the company, which offers deals on anything from Jamie Oliver cutlery sets to holidays in Vienna, took the OFT's findings "very seriously".
As a result, Groupon had to introduce a number of changes to ensure that claims made on its website were fair and accurate by the summer. The Chicago-based company started a weekly log of complaints at its British arm and beefed up its compliance team.
A Groupon statement said: "Our young business is continually evolving; as it evolves, some roles are no longer required. As such, we have made a small number of redundancies. However, we are pleased that some of the individuals affected are in the process of moving to other positions within the business."
- 1 Cyclist who knocked down three-year-old girl says his life has been 'destroyed'
- 2 A politically correct lefty goes to see Top Gear live – you'll probably believe what happened next
- 3 Young Preston fan has play-off hero Jermaine Beckford's shirt stolen from him at Wembley - which then appears for sale on Gumtree
- 4 Isis burns woman alive for refusing to engage in 'extreme' sex act, UN says
- 5 Puerto Rico, island of lost dreams: People are leaving the debt-hit territory in droves as near neighbour Cuba's star rises
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
SNP fury as HS2 finds 'no business case' for taking fast train service to Scotland
EU referendum: David Cameron to deny EU migrants and under-18s the chance to vote
A nation of inequality: How the UK is failing to feed its most vulnerable people
iJobs Money & Business
£40-50K: Guru Careers: We are seeking an experienced Software / C# Developer w...
£45,000 - £55,000: Neil Pavier: Are you looking for your next opportunity for ...
£45,000 - £55,000: Sheridan Maine: Are you a newly qualified ACA/ACCA/ACMA qua...
£50,000 - £60,000: Laura Norton: Are you looking for an opportunity within a w...