Online deals company LivingSocial is cutting 400 jobs worldwide, or about 9 percent of its workforce, as the deals market continues to face challenges.
LivingSocial spokesman Andrew Weinstein said Thursday that all but a few dozen of the cuts are in the United States. The company’s sales force faced the highest number of cuts, while others are in customer service and editorial.
LivingSocial says it is moving its customer service operations to Tucson, Ariz., from Washington, D.C., where it has its headquarters. Weinstein said the job cuts came as part of a review of LivingSocial’s global operations. Amazon.com Inc. has a small stake in LivingSocial, which is a privately held company.