ExxonMobil plans reduction to UK staffing levels   

As part of an extensive global review outlined during ExxonMobil’s second quarter earnings call, the company plans to reduce staffing levels across its UK business.

Proposed changes are subject to local information and consultation processes, and result from insight gained through reorganisations and work-process changes made over the past several years to improve efficiency and reduce costs. The impact of COVID-19 on the demand for ExxonMobil’s products has increased the urgency of the ongoing efficiency work.

It is anticipated that approximately 400 positions will be impacted in the UK by the end of 2021.

The UK remains an important market for ExxonMobil, and we will continue to have a strong presence in the country including refining and fuels marketing, lubes, petrochemicals and sales of natural gas. We operate the UK’s largest refinery, and continue to serve our customers daily through a network of around 1,200 Esso-branded service stations. However, significant actions are needed at this time to improve cost competitiveness and ensure the company manages through these unprecedented market conditions.