Oct 6, 2020 - Energy & Environment

Exxon to slash up to 1,600 jobs in Europe

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ExxonMobil is planning to shed up to 1,600 jobs in Europe by the end of next year as it looks to cut costs, the oil-and-gas giant said Monday.

Why it matters: It shows how the pandemic, which has battered prices and cut oil demand, is affecting the world's most powerful energy companies.

  • "The impact of COVID-19 on the demand for ExxonMobil’s products has increased the urgency of the ongoing efficiency work," the company said.

Where it stands: "The job cuts amount to more than a 10th of the company’s European workforce. Exxon employed about 75,000 people worldwide at the end of last year," the Financial Times reports.

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