Kayak closes West Coast US office, some jobs to go
Metasearch engine Kayak is scaling back its US operations to two offices on the East Coast after shutting the Sunnyvale operation in California with a number of redundancies taking place.
Metasearch engine Kayak is scaling back its US operations to two offices on the East Coast after shutting the Sunnyvale operation in California.
A number of redundancies will take place – various sources suggesting up to 20, but no figures confirmed as yet – as the business concentrates its efforts and structure to offices in Connecticut and Massachusetts.
It is not clear which departments are affected by the changes, but it is understood that no board directors are leaving and only one senior department head will go (the team picture, however, features significantly fewer individuals than previously).
The casualty is Brian Harniman, most recently vice president of emails and deals within the company (had previously been EVP of marketing and distribution) who was spearheading the company’s short-lived poke into the world of hotel private-sales – an initiative CEO Steve Hafner confirmed in November had not materialised into anything significant.
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