Expedia Lays Off Undisclosed Number of Workers

SEATTLE (The Seattle Times/TNS) —

Expedia has laid off an undisclosed number of employees in the wake of its acquisition of one-time rival Orbitz.

Expedia said in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing that employees will be cut from Chicago-based Orbitz as part of a restructuring resulting from a merger of the two companies.

Expedia, based in Bellevue, Wash., announced its proposal to buy Orbitz for $1.6 billion in February, continuing an acquisition spree in which the company has snapped up smaller travel companies. The deal closed in September.

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