The Sun newspaper has reported a mass walkout of over 200 staff members from William Hill’s Tel Aviv online support centre that handles almost all of William Hill’s Internet marketing.
The Israeli-based staffs’ walkout follows the resignation of Eyal Sanoff, chief marketing officer of William Hill.
The newspaper was told by one of William Hill’s employees that everyone is worried. He added that the last two years have been really good and they had all bought into the company’s thinking, such as hating Ladbrokes but the situation has deteriorated and people are really worried about their jobs.
William Hill issued a statement reading: “Following newspaper reports today, William Hill plc can confirm that Eyal Sanoff, Chief Marketing Officer of William Hill Online’s marketing team in Tel Aviv, resigned on 27 September. Senior William Hill Online management are currently on the ground in Tel Aviv working through these issues, although it should be noted that the office in Tel Aviv will be closed from tomorrow [Wednesday] through to early next week, as normal, through the Jewish holiday period.”
It is believed that a huge majority of employees of the marketing team in Tel Aviv have excellent working relationships with the business and with colleagues across William Hill Online. William Hill reported that contrary to media reports, the group has no intention of relocating this operation.