This excerpt taken from the EBAY 8-K filed Oct 6, 2008.
Item 2.05 Costs Associated with Exit or Disposal Activities.
On October 6, 2008, eBay Inc. (the "Company") announced that it plans to implement a strategic reduction of its existing global workforce designed to simplify and streamline its organization and strengthen the overall competitiveness of its existing businesses. As a result, the Company expects to reduce the size of its global workforce by approximately 1,000 employees worldwide. The reduction is expected to be substantially completed by the end of the first quarter of 2009.