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Wall Street behemoth GOLDMAN SACHS expected to layoff hundreds; Here is all you need to KNOW

Goldman Sachs may layoff hundreds of workers, according to a report by local media. The company saw reduced profits in an earning report in July. 

  • Goldman Sachs may layoff hundreds of workers, according to a report by local media.
  • The company saw reduced profits in an earning report in July.
  • It reported 48 % slump in its 2nd quarter profit as its clients face inflation, rising interest rates, pandemic, etc.

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Wall Street behemoth GOLDMAN SACHS expected to layoff hundreds; Here is all you need to KNOW

New York: Banking major Goldman Sachs is expected to layoff hundreds of workers, local media reported. The cuts at the financial investment firm could begin as early as next week and impact employees across the company, BBC reported. Goldman Sachs declined to comment, but had mentioned reduced profits in an earning report in July.

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"We have made the decision to slow hiring velocity," the company`s chief financial officer, Denis Coleman, had said at the time, BBC reported. The investment bank had warned it might have to cut expenses as the economic outlook worsens.

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It reported a 48 % slump in its second quarter profit as its clients face inflation, rising interest rates, the Coronavirus pandemic and war in Ukraine. Its investment banking division generated revenues of $2.1 billion, down 41 % compared to a year ago.

Coleman also said the firm is considering, "reinstating our annual performance review of our employee base at the end of the year, something that we suspended during the period of the pandemic for the most part and just being much more disciplined and focused on utilisation efficiency of our human capital resources".

"There is no question that the market environment has gotten more complicated and a combination of macroeconomic conditions and geopolitics is having a material impact on asset prices, market activity and confidence," according Goldman Sachs Chief Executive David Solomon, BBC reported.

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