Goldman Sachs

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is preparing to cut about 10% of its 32,500 employees, the

Wall Street Journal


In September, with the company's work force at a record high, Chief Financial Officer David Viniar indicated he expected the company's head count to be flat or higher for the rest of the year. But the credit crisis has deepened since then, forcing Goldman to make the cuts, the


reports, citing people familiar with the matter.

The cuts are expected throughout the firm, which recently converted to a bank-holding company.

Goldman is suffering from a drought in investment banking and trading, the newspaper reports.

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