EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: World


Sector: Mining / quarrying
Mining and quarrying
06 - Extraction of crude petroleum and natural gas
Number Employed: 102000

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 29-10-2009
Planned Job Reductions min: 5000
Planned Job Reductions max: 5000
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 01-11-2009
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2009

Additional Information

On 29 October 2009, oil company Shell announced that in the remaining months of 2009 5,000 jobs will be scrapped worldwide. 800 of the redundancies will occur in the Netherlands. Especially managerial employees will be hit by the restructuring. Some 15,000 job functions will be changed or scrapped. These employees will have to apply for a new function, eventually resulting in a loss of 5,000 jobs.