Shell to cut up to 9,000 jobs on back of Covid-19 crisis

Anglo-Dutch oil firm expects to save up to $2.5bn a year through restructuring plan

Royal Dutch Shell plans to cut up to 9,000 jobs in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, up to 10% of its workforce, as part of a major corporate overhaul to keep pace with the global transition to clean energy.

The Anglo-Dutch oil company, which employed 83,000 workers at the end of last year, expects to save up to $2.5bn a year through a restructuring plan that includes shedding between 7,000 and 9,000 employees before the end of 2022.

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