PayPal has canceled their plans to build its’ global operations center in Charlotte in response to the states’ controversial new law that eliminates discrimination protection for members of the LGBT community and requiring transgender people to use the restroom based on the gender stated on their birth certificate.
Just weeks previous to this, PayPal announced plans to hire 400 people for the operations center and reportedly planned to invest $3.6 million on expansion by the end of next year.
Dan Schulman, CEO and President of PayPal, said the following in a blog post announcing the canceled plans:
“The new law perpetuates discrimination and it violates the values and principals that are at the core of PayPal’s mission and culture. The decision reflects PayPal’s deepest values and our strong belief that every person has the right to be treated equally, and with dignity and respect.”
The North Carolina discrimination law was signed last month and it sparked controversy all throughout the business world.