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Akron is Becoming a Go-To Place for eBay

Paul Gazeley, Dan Horrigan, Chris Librie
TIM RUDELL
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WKSU
eBay executives Paul Gazeley (l) and Chris Librie (r) flank Arkon Mayor Dan Horrigan at eBay@Home announcement.

eBay is back in Akron.  In January the international web marketplace chose the Rubber City to roll out its “Retail Revival” internet-storefront training program.  Thursday the company returned to introduce a new service called eBay@Home.

eBay@Home is a telephone support operation for internet customers that’s staffed by trained eBay employees--not contract workers with third party companies. 

The first place in North America where eBay@Home is hiring local work-from-home employees is Akron.  Chaundra Trotter of Barberton is one of the forty who’ve been hired.  “I did work-at-home jobs before.  But this opportunity to be involved like this is just awesome.  It’s a wonderful opportunity. "

Other eBay@Home workers will be hired in select communities around the country. The company says there were 1,300 applicants for the 40 jobs in Akron.