EBay sold on Utah, adding more than 450 jobs

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Posted: Dec 03, 2009 1:59 PM

Internet auctioneer eBay Inc. will add more than 450 jobs to its global operations center in Draper.

The San Jose, Calif.-based company says it will hire more people in operations and customer support and at big data center it plans to build there for $334 million.

In return, Gov. Gary Herbert's economic-development board agreed to more than $30 million in tax incentives for eBay.

The company will have to earn those credits by adding the jobs.

It already employs around 1,000 people in Utah. Now eBay is making a bigger commitment to the state. The company has been operating in Utah for 10 years.

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Draper City Mayor Darrell H. Smith says he's thrilled by Wednesday's announcement.

Herbert's chief economic developer, Spencer Eccles, says eBay is bringing quality jobs to Utah.