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Daily Mail: Shell to axe 3,200 jobs

31 December 2007, 9:41am

A chill wind is blowing through the corridors of Royal Dutch Shell as the oil titan gears up for an aggressive cost-cutting exercise.

Some 3,200 positions could be outsourced to external providers as the Anglo-Dutch firm slashes its information technology budget, according to an email from a Shell staffer disclosed by ‘gripe site’

Financial jobs are also set to be shed as Shell reduces cross-border overlaps and shunts workers into a handful of major centres.

A spokesman refused to discuss job numbers but confirmed Shell is aiming for £250m a year of cost savings, including by outsourcing a ‘substantial’ chunk of its IT division.

Chief executive Jeroen van der Veer has been trimming fat as he grapples with the rising cost of production. and its sister websites,,,,, and are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.

1 Comment on “Daily Mail: Shell to axe 3,200 jobs”

  1. #1 Duyver Lieven
    on Jan 4th, 2008 at 04:11

    Dear Sir,
    I am HR-manager for AXI NV, Belgian company, specialised in the making of Software application with the Oracle/Java platform.

    We desperately need junior and senior Oracle specialised developpers.

    I found your article in a Belgian Newspaper.

    We have 150 employees in Belgium en 75 employees in The Netherlands (Breda).

    I tryed to contact Shelll, but they have a NO-NAME Policy.
    I cannot reach ther Shell-HR-manager.

    Can you help me with this please.
    My englisch is not so very good, but i try to make me understable.

    Many thanks.

    Duyver Lieven

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