Polygon plans on ramping up its hiring by increasing its employees complement by as much as 40% throughout an ongoing crypto winter.
Polygon (MATIC), an Ethereum (ETH) scaling and infrastructure platform, is planning to extend its workforce by 40%, or around 200 people, Bloomberg has reported.
Headquartered in Dubai, Polygon now employs approximately 500 individuals working full-time around the globe. The corporate says it’s seeking to rent workers in different capacities, part-time and full-time included.
“Overall, tech talent is troublesome to rent even if it’s a Web2 organization. It’s troublesome to rent the standard expertise you want, particularly as Web3 skills is one thing that’s still getting built,” Bloomberg quoted a worldwide head of HR Bhumika Srivastava saying.
The platform’s announcement comes amid the industry’s overall layoffs following the market downtrend, or what many consult with as “crypto winter.”
Coinbase, one of the established and biggest crypto exchanges, laid off 18% of its workers – around 1,100 people, in July.
In a blog post, the company’s CEO, Brian Armstrong, stated that the choice was made after a number of discussions with the administration over the previous month throughout all groups “to make sure we keep wholesome throughout this financial downturn.”
He stated there have been a few causes behind the choice. Based on Armstrong, the trade grew too much too quickly – “in the beginning of 2021, we had 1,250 workers” – but it surely additionally coined a strategy on the right way to handle the corporate throughout “winters” (which apparently consists of hiring a number of employees).
Armstrong additionally believes the worldwide economic system has entered a recession, and it “might result in one other crypto winter, and could last for an extended period,” which could, in flip, result in a big decline in income.
“We always plan for the worst so we are able to operate the business through any environment.”
Because it turned out, the choice might have been weighed from the group’s perspective, but it surely wasn’t executed effectively, with workers being locked out of their computer systems without any prior warning, and many of them “didn’t have an opportunity to say goodbye.”
Different massive companies that unexpectedly laid off their workers throughout this market downtrend are BitPanda, ByBit, Crypto.com, Huobi, Gemini, BlockFi, and others.
There is hope as Polygon (MATIC) pushes growth
Polygon’s hiring plans appear to indicate the company and its investors have a positive outlook on its future and ability to survive the present market conditions. This might have been prompted by a highly anticipated Ethereum community transition from Proof-of-Work to Proof-of-Stake consensus mechanism scheduled on Sept. 13-15, which is expected to facilitate and speed up the network.