EBay sold on Utah, adding more than 450 jobs

AP News
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.

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.