French oil giant Total will be down-sizing in Norway. Among 108 employees, between 20 and 30 man-years will be reduced.
According to Stavanger Aftenblad, employees have been asked to apply for the positions included in the new organizational structure by Tuesday this week. Work on filling the positions will be completed in March.
“We will implement this relatively quickly. We do not want it to drag on and create long-term uncertainty. At the same time it must be done properly,” says press contact Leif Harald Halvorsen at Total Norway.
It is not yet clear what is going to happen to those who will not fit into the new organization.
“They will be offered severance pay or other solutions, such as vacancies internationally. Any final agreements will depend, among other things, on the age of the individual. As before, we hope to achieve voluntary solutions,” says Halvorsen.
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