September 30, 2020, 05.13 PM
Shell announced plans to cut between 7,000 and 9,000 jobs by the end of 2022 as part of a major restructuring plan. SHUTTERSTOCKShell announced plans to cut between 7,000 and 9,000 jobs by the end of 2022 as part of a major restructuring plan.

LONDON, KOMPAS.com – Shell announced plans to cut between 7,000 and 9,000 jobs by the end of 2022 as part of a major restructuring plan.

The oil and gas multinational company is working to combat plunging oil prices stemming from the Covid-19 crisis.

Royal Dutch Shell warned that their restructuring plans will also spark more asset writedowns in the third quarter of this year.

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Though the British-Dutch multinational company will ax up to 9,000 positions by 2022, there is already 1,500 staff who have agreed to take voluntary redundancy this year.

The job cuts would amount to roughly 10 percent of Shell's total global workforce of 80,000 staff across more than 70 countries.

The Anglo-Dutch giant aims to generate annual savings of between $2.0 billion and $2.5 billion (€1.7-2.1 billion) under the plan, which also includes other measures to streamline the business in response to the fallout from the Covid-19 crisis.

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Those savings will partially contribute to the $3.0-$4.0 billion efficiency drive that was announced in March and runs to 2021, it added.

Shell had already flagged in July that job cuts were in the pipeline after posting a colossal $18.1-billion second-quarter net loss as coronavirus savaged the world oil market.

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