Greenidge says he’s doubled employment at Dresden Bitcoin since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic

Greenidge Generation claims to have doubled employment at its bitcoin mining facility in the village of Dresden since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a press release, the company said full-time employment has increased from 22 in February 2020 to 48 today. Greenidge says the average salary for these workers is double the Yates County average.

“Economic impact is measured in many ways, but the most important measure is human, creating a real opportunity for good local people to benefit from meaningful work, and that’s exactly what happens at our factory in Dresden,” Greenidge chairman Dale said. Irvin.

The company said during the recent cold spell it sent almost all the electricity it produced to the grid to power homes and businesses when needed.

Greenidge recently announced that he has tripled his tax payments to the state, Yates County, City of Torrey and Penn Yan School District over the past year.

Environmentalists are fighting the Greenidge facility, in part because it releases heated water into Seneca Lake.

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