Shell is cutting 7,000 to 9,000 jobs.

The oil company announced this on Wednesday.

At the presentation of the half-year results at the end of July, CEO Ben van Beurden already announced that Shell would take a close look at the entire company in response to the impact of the corona crisis.

In addition, Van Beurden already mentioned it "likely" that the number of employees would be significantly reduced.

The 7,000 to 9,000 jobs includes 1,500 people who have already indicated that they wish to take advantage of a voluntary severance scheme.

According to a spokesman for Shell, it is not yet possible to say in which countries the jobs will be lost.