Tagged: employment

PayPal, Block Cut Employee Headcount

PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL), a top payments Fintech that also includes Venmo, is letting go around 9% of its workforce or approximately 2500 individuals according to multiple reports. CNBC said that PayPal CEO Alex Criss distributed an internal memo indicating the exits will take place throughout the… Read More

UK Report on Jobs Update: Rates of Pay Growth Pick Up from November Lows

Recruitment intentions remained subdued as 2023 drew to a close, according to the latest KPMG and REC, UK Report on Jobs survey, compiled by S&P Global. Permanent placements and temp billings “declined again in December, albeit at softer rates than in November, as employers maintained… Read More

SoFi Layoffs – Reports Indicate that Fintech is Cutting Staff

SoFi (NASDAQ: SOFI) , a top Fintech platform that holds a bank charter, is letting people go, according to multiple reports. SoFi was a big winner in the stock market in 2023, gaining 116%, but apparently, things may not be as great as they seem as… Read More

Royal Bank of Scotland Report on Jobs Survey Signals Decline in Permanent Roles

The Royal Bank of Scotland Report on Jobs survey signalled a fresh decline in permanent staff appointments across Scotland during December. The pace of reduction was reportedly “the strongest since April, as growing economic uncertainty weighed on hiring decisions and discouraged workers from seeking new… Read More

Finch, a Global Employment Ecosystem Supporter, Secures $40M via Series B

The team at Finch reveals they’ve raised $40M in their Series B round, “co-led by General Catalyst and Menlo Ventures, with additional investments from QED, PruVen, and Altman Capital.” As mentioned in the update, the workforce is “the backbone of the U.S. economy.” From retirement… Read More

Plaid is Next Fintech to Reduce Employees in Move to Cut Costs

Plaid, a leader in open banking technology, is the next Fintech to reduce its staff due to a slumping economy. In a team update, Plaid founder and CEO Zach Perret announced the company was reducing its headcount by 260 positions. Offices around the world were… Read More

Proptech Firms Redfin, Compass Cut Employees as Housing Market Cools

Compass (NYSE: COMP), a digital real estate listing platform, and Redfin (NASDAQ: RDFN) a similar platform have both slashed employee headcount as the economy teeters on the brink of recession. Redfin is cutting employees by 8% while Compass is reducing jobs by 10%. The two… Read More

What Slowdown? Binance, Kraken are Still Hiring While Others Slash Employee Headcount

Multiple Fintechs have recently announced layoffs due to the faltering economy and rising interest rates. Most people are predicting a recession – one that could be long and hard. Due to the current economic malaise and forward expectations, companies like Coinbase, BlockFi, and others have… Read More

Unprecedented Inflation to Impact Financial Markets, Consumer Behavior

A report from PeerIQ notes that the official numbers are in and they’re not looking so great. Inflation, as measured by the CPI, surged at a higher than expected 7.5% annualized rate in January 2022. That’s the fastest rate of price increases since 1982. Expectations… Read More

Overfunding: UK Professional Employment Platform Juggle Surpasses £350,000 Funding Target Through Crowdcube Campaign

  Juggle, a UK-based professional employment platform, has successfully secured its initial £350,000 equity crowdfunding target through its Crowdcube campaign. The funding round has so far attracted more than 300 Crowdcube investors. Founded in 2015, Juggle describes itself as a digital platform for companies to find,… Read More

U.S. Fintech FormFree Announces Expansion of Income & Employment Verification to Cover 85% of Working Americans

  FormFree, a U.S.-based fintech, announced on Friday it has expanded its AccountChek 3n1 (3n1) asset, employment and income verification service, to now cover 85% of U.S. workers whose employers utilize a payroll processing service, representing over 100 million wage earners. Founded in 2008, FormFree describes… Read More

Lendio Announces Plans to Hire 190 Full-Time Temporary-to-Hire Employees

  Online lending platform Lendio announced on Wednesday its plans to hire a total of 500 employees by the end of January 2021. The online lender is set to hire 190 full-time temporary-to-hire employees by January 7th, with the help of recruiting firm, PrincePereison. “During… Read More

U.S. Crypto Platform Coinbase Now Hiring in Canada

  Cryptocurrency platform Coinbase announced earlier this week it is establishing operations in Canada for the first time. The Canadian expansion is notably part of Coinbase’s international expansion efforts and allows it to begin hiring from the “talented pool” of technology and finance professionals in… Read More

Q&A: Spur Founder + CEO Glenn Clayton Discusses $8M Series A Funding, Gig Economy & EaaS

Spur, a new Employment-as-a-Service (EaaS) platform, raised $8 million in a  Series A funding round led by Third Prime, with participation from Mark Bezos and Blue Ridge Capital Founder John Griffin. Spur also appointed Bezos to its Board of Directors. This investment marks one of the… Read More

CommonBond’s Latest Study Reveals the Missing Benefit in Employee Financial Wellness

On Tuesday, CommonBond, an online lending platform servicing the student loan market, released the results of one of the most comprehensive employee financial wellness benefits studies to date. According to the lender, the research revealed the extent to which student debt affects employees’ financial wellness, as well… Read More

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