Groupon lays off 80 sales employees - FOX 32 News Chicago

Groupon lays off 80 sales employees

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

Chicago-based Groupon has laid off 80 people that were on its sales team.

The daily deals company says the move was part of an effort announced months ago to use technology to increase productivity.

CEO Andrew Mason talked about the layoffs during a conference call on third-quarter earnings and said Groupon rapidly hired to keep pace with the company's quick growth. Now they're turning to automation.

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