Las Vegas-based online retailer Zappos has laid off about 30 workers.
Employees were informed last week that Zappos will move most of its apparel photo operations to an Amazon studio on the East Coast and part of the operations to a new Zappos owned studio near the downtown Las Vegas headquarters. Amazon has owned Zappos for almost 10 years.
“Zappos made this decision in order to enable our operations team to utilize systems available to us, as well as focus on what helps us provide the best customer experience possible,” a company spokesperson said in a statement.
“This will ultimately affect a small number of employees in Las Vegas, but we are working with affected employees, wherever possible, to help them find new positions inside the company,” she continued. “We will continue to focus on servicing and WOWing (sic) our customers and expanding services that improve that experience.”
Zappos has about 1,500 employees.
During the company’s transition to a manager-free company structure called holacracy, at least 260 employees accepted buyouts.