EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Aker Solutions

Aker Solutions

Geographic Location

Country: Norway
Region: Rogaland; Agder og Rogaland; Norge
Location of affected unit(s): Stavanger


Sector: Mining / quarrying
Mining and quarrying
09.1 - Support activities for petroleum and natural gas extraction
Number Employed: 1000

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 27-04-2018
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 27-04-2018
Planned Job Creation: 100

Additional Information

The Norwegian oil service company Aker Solutions is hiring 100 new employees in Stavanger. The expansion is due to positive outlooks in the Norwegian oil sector. The new jobs are within 15 different disciplines; among these are engineering and project support. 

After having experienced a downturn in 2015 and 2016, the company is now experiencing an upturn. This is not the first round of hiring for the company this year. New jobs were also announced in January 2018. The company announces that about 80% of those hired in this round have worked in the company before, but lost their jobs during the oil crisis in previous years. It is positive for the company that old staff is being rehired, according to two Heads of departments.  

Aker Solutions is a global provider of products and services to the oil and gas industry and operates in 20 countries worldwide.