Internet services and marketing company Web.com is shuttering its Spokane office and laying off 64 employees, according to a notice distributed by the Washington State Employment Security Department.
Web.com spokesman Brian Wright confirmed the company is laying off employees because of a a “shift in focus on the type of skills and talent required to satisfy our customers’ changing needs.”
“We made the difficult but necessary decision to inform our Spokane employees that positions are either being discontinued in May, or will transfer to other Web.com offices that already conduct similar customer-facing work,” Wright said in an email Monday. “As a result, we plan to close the Spokane office later this year.”
Web.com purchased the 32,000-square-foot building at 1425 N. Washington St. in 2007 to house a web sales and support center.
The company also has web sales and support centers in Arizona, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Texas and Canada.
Wright said while announcement of layoffs is difficult, the company is excited about its future.
“With 2,150 employees throughout North America and around the world, we anticipate hiring several hundred employees this year,” he said.
Web.com, a Florida-based company founded in 1997, provides web services, online marketing, e-commerce and domain name registrations to small businesses through customer subscriptions. The company, which has more than 3 million customers nationwide, reported more than $749 million in revenue in 2017.
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