Corbis moves Calgary’s Veer to Seattle along with 80 jobs

Last week the Calgary Herald reported that Veer is moving its microstock images operations to Seattle. The closure will result in the elimination for 80 jobs in Calgary by the end of the year.

Veer provides user-generated photos and images for customers to use in ad and marketing campaigns on websites, corporate brochures and other formats. Veer’s stock photography and stock illustrations are aimed at customers looking for bargain-priced images.

Founded in 2001 by Brad Zumwait, Veer was purchased four years ago by Bill Gates’ Corbis.

Veer’s Calgary office has gone from 150 employees in 2007 to about 100 a year ago to the 80 affected by Corbis’ decision to move the operations to Seattle.