Regarding the number of employees laid off by eBay on February 13, , the California WARN act, which was triggered by the layoff, says:
"For the purposes of the WARN Act a mass layoff is defined as a reduction in force that is (1) not the result of a plant closing, but (2) leads to an employment loss at the employment site[TE1] of 500 or more employees during a 30 day period, or a loss of 50-499 employees if they make up at least 33% of the employer's ..."
If I understand that corectly, * just in California, eBay laid off at least* 500 people. In my own department, the percentage was 12.5%, including me. When I started at eBay. my department had 14 people. Now it has 7.