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Goldman Sachs Will Begin Laying Off Thousands Of Employees Starting Middle Of This Week

Goldman Sachs Will Begin Laying Off Thousands Of Employees Starting Middle Of This Week
Wall Street banking giant, Goldman Sachs Group will begin cutting thousands of jobs across the firm on Wednesday as it prepares for a difficult economic environment in the coming year, according to reports quoting sources familiar with the matter.
According to one of the sources, the job cuts are expected to total just over 3,000, but the exact number has yet to be determined.
The sources could not be identified because the information had not yet been made public. Goldman Sachs did not respond to a request for comment.
According to Bloomberg News, Goldman will cut approximately 3,200 jobs.
Goldman had 49,100 employees at the end of the third quarter, after hiring heavily during the coronavirus pandemic.
According to one of the sources, the layoffs are likely to affect most major divisions of the banks, but will focus on Goldman Sachs' investment banking division. As a result of volatile global financial markets, institutional banks have seen a significant slowdown in corporate dealmaking activity.
According to the sources, hundreds of jobs are also likely to be cut from Goldman Sachs' loss-making consumer business as the firm scales back plans for its direct-to-consumer unit Marcus.
According to two separate sources, the bank's CEO, David Solomon, sent a year-end voice memo to employees warning of a headcount reduction in the first half of January. Goldman Sachs did not respond to a request for comment on the memo.
The layoffs come ahead of the bank's annual bonus payments, which are usually made in late January and are expected to be 40% lower.
In September, the bank resumed its annual job-cutting program, which had been put on hold for two years due to the pandemic.
Every year, the Wall Street behemoth reduces its workforce by 1% to 5%. These new layoffs are on top of the previous ones.
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