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Shell’s Netherlands workforce shrinks

Herald News Services: Saturday March 27, 2010 2:17 AM

Jobs – Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s workforce in the Netherlands declined by 2.8 per cent to 11,323 employees last year after the company announced a restructuring program under new chief executive Peter Voser.

Shell, which vies with BP PLC as Europe’s biggest oil company, terminated the employment of 153 staff, while another 183 left the company, according to a statement on the website of Shell Netherlands. A total of 1,542 employees were reassigned to different locations and jobs. The Hague-based Shell had 11,645 employees in the Netherlands at the end of 2008.

The company announced plans to cut a further 1,000 staff across all regions this year, making the overall reduction 7,000 in the three years through 2011.

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