Sparefoot Whacks 84 Employees, Ditches Call Center

Austin-based self storage marketplace Sparefoot has cut 84 employees--essentially, most of the company's call center--in a shift away its efforts to build up its staffing. The abrupt move comes only six months after it said it hoped to hire 100 employees this year. Sparefoot had only just hired those employees, where it had even run a "speed dating" style event to find call center agents in January.