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Ninety jobs at oil giant Shell to go in Aberdeen


1 June 2017 

Ninety jobs are to go at oil giant Shell’s North Sea headquarters in Aberdeen.

Shell said the cuts would help it maintain competitiveness and ensure the long-term sustainability of the North Sea business.

Of the 90 posts going, half are full-time employees with the rest made up of agency staff and contractors.

The jobs are expected to go by the end of the year.

Shell’s 1,700-strong workforce in Aberdeen were told about the redundancies at meetings on Thursday morning.

No jobs will be lost offshore.

Shell announced in January it had agreed to sell $3.8bn (£2.46bn) worth of North Sea assets to oil exploration firm Chrysaor.

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