- The company needs more time to find an appropriate solution to the current problems.
- Several businesses had financial difficulties, and some even declared bankruptcy.
A representative for Genesis Global Trading has confirmed that layoffs occurred on Thursday. Genesis Interim CEO Derar Islim made a public statement before the layoffs were announced. Islim recently said that the company needs more time to find an appropriate solution to the current problems.
According to the source with knowledge of the situation, Genesis laid off 145 workers, or 30% of the people employed. The areas of sales and business development have seen the most impact from the recent layoffs.
The Genesis spokesperson stated:
“As we continue to navigate unprecedented industry challenges, Genesis has made the difficult decision to reduce our headcount globally. These measures are part of our ongoing efforts to move our business forward. We sincerely appreciate the hard work of our talented and dedicated team as we continue to work to identify the best outcome for Genesis’s business, clients, and employees for the long term.”
Industry-Wide Mass Layoffs
Investors and cryptocurrency companies have had it rough due to the protracted bear market, the unexpected drop off the Terra ecosystem in May, and the latest collapse of FTX. Several businesses had severe financial difficulties, and some even declared bankruptcy. Due to the company’s financial difficulties, several of them have begun mass layoffs.
Moreover, a study released at the end of the year revealed that in 2022, widespread layoffs in the crypto industry had affected 9,564 people. In the most recent wave of layoffs, at cryptocurrency bank Silvergate, over 200 people lost their jobs after a 40% reduction in staff.
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