“Over the next several months we will eliminate approximately 1,100 positions, primarily in international Deal Factory and Customer Service,” explains a blog post from Groupon chief operating officer Rich Williams. “Our teams have done great work to streamline our operations in these and other areas, and our global capabilities and strong regional service centers allow us to do more with less while still providing the high level of service our customers expect and trust.”
In addition to ending its Puerto Rico operation, Groupon will cease to do business in Morocco, Panama, The Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand and Uruguay. The company had already closed up shop in Greece and Turkey.
“We believe that in order for our geographic footprint to be an even bigger advantage, we need to focus our energy and dollars on fewer countries,” writes Williams.