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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 non-profit websites,,,,,, and are owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia feature.

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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