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Ninety jobs at oil giant Shell to go in Aberdeen

Ninety jobs are to go at oil giant Shell's North Sea headquarters in Aberdeen.

Shell said the cuts would help it maintain competitiveness and ensure the long-term sustainability of the North Sea business.

Of the 90 posts going, half are full-time employees with the rest made up of agency staff and contractors.

The jobs are expected to go by the end of the year.

Shell's 1,700-strong workforce in Aberdeen were told about the redundancies at meetings on Thursday morning.

No jobs will be lost offshore.

Shell announced in January it had agreed to sell $3.8bn (£2.46bn) worth of North Sea assets to oil exploration firm Chrysaor.

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