Thread regarding Saudi Aramco layoffs

Not much until June

I hope that the rumors that there will be big layoffs in June are not true, but I am definitely looking for a new job. Is there any more detail on how big these layoffs could be and who the target will be? Who is most at risk?
There isn’t much time left until June so I’m already getting a little anxious.

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Haha! Only fools would outsource billions of dollars of third party spend. Sure, small consumable items but if you hand over procurement of service contracts to contractors. They will bleed this company dry. Fix the processes that are in place and hold the people accountable.

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Post ID: @10jfr+1ad19njS

To be frank, as a former user of procurement and logistics outsourcing would be a good move given that it is done appropriately and not handed over to cronies Then again we are talking about Aramco hehehe...

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Post ID: @chtq+1ad19njS

Aviation outsourced, means booking a flight to "civilization" from remote will require more "justification". Another perk gone. I feel sorry for the aviation guys.
There goes the neighborhood.

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Post ID: @apjc+1ad19njS

It’s just a matter of time before they outsource the Procurement and Logistics functions. They started with the Medical and now Aviation. Both were under discussion for years. Outsourcing the Procurement function has been under discussion for many years. Inspection and maybe Law are in the queue. They just want to trim the f-t, which is logical. The procurement areas still have Consultants working with Liberal Arts (BA) undergraduate degrees. What possible value added can be obtained with a BA degree.

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Post ID: @anco+1ad19njS

The aviation department just got the axe yesterday - told they'd be spun off into a subsidiary within one year.

However, they were given a 3-5 year time-line to make the decision to convert over to the new company or remain an Aramcon.

Sucks for those guys.

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Post ID: @auds+1ad19njS

Sorry to hear it.

I worked with Grmd a while long time ago. But don't worry guys, gas is the least problematic field these days. There's still demand for it. Oil days..... maybe over. I hope you all find positions in other more reputable companies.

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Post ID: @9gzd+1ad19njS

Quite a few of our friends in Gas Operations were let go. It is slow and steady, They do not want it to be seen,

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Post ID: @9qba+1ad19njS

Happened where and when? Which department?

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Post ID: @9xyi+1ad19njS

It’s happening now. They got me and many other expats across the company. There is no planned pattern except a slow steady release of employees throughout the workweek. This must be some type of attempt to hide the fact that a lot of expats will have a terrible 2021.

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Post ID: @9qsm+1ad19njS

Last time I checked Dhahran was not the epicenter of anything. Every development in saudi is taking place somewhere else not in DH.

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Post ID: @8xaj+1ad19njS

Last time I checked, Gary,IN was not the epicenter of the oilfield in the USA.

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Post ID: @7eyo+1ad19njS

Being unemployed on the streets of Gary, IN is far better than anything in the streets of Khobar. Khobar and the rest of Saudi is where al–hhas forgotten and for good reason.

I love Saudi's on here cheering the removal of US and western expats. Aramco and most of Saudi was built by Americans.....and now it is protected by Americans. What will Saudi become without American and western expats? Answer....colony of Yemen or Iran.

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Post ID: @6tqy+1ad19njS

False. There have been no recent layoffs, and none scheduled for the remainder of 2021.

I suspect the fear mongering and rumors on this site are circulated by bitter and scorned laid off expats.

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Post ID: @6mmv+1ad19njS

Layoffs for expats are continuing at an alarming rate. Hang onto your short hairs.

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Post ID: @5xss+1ad19njS

The massacre of expat careers is coming your way. If you are already at risk, which more than 90% are, plan on being home for 4th of July celebrations on the new-found life among the unemployed living on the streets of Gary, Indiana.

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Post ID: @5opk+1ad19njS

Only the naive would trust Aramco management. They talk out of both side of their mouth.

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Post ID: @5iza+1ad19njS

I beleive somebody is spreading lies about ongoing layoffs. Top management confirmed that there will be no such things in the near future. No worries

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Post ID: @4clu+1ad19njS

The layoffs are continuing at a steady rate. All employees are under pressure to keep such information very quiet. Those who discuss the subject among themselves or on the Internet will be made the subject of an immediate release from company tenure.

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Post ID: @4khd+1ad19njS

Great news! They have stopped with layoffs. It is to expect quite peaceful 2021, maybe even 2022.

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Post ID: @3fmd+1ad19njS

No scheduled layoffs for the remainder of 2021.

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Post ID: @2bww+1ad19njS

That’s what houthi want ads say about saudis. Blowhards with no job skills.

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Post ID: @2fap+1ad19njS

Pack now. They don’t need any of the blow hearts that possess Zero Job Skills.

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Post ID: @1pfv+1ad19njS

I don't necessarily dislike my job or the company. I want to resign but I will miss out on a fat involuntary layoff check. I am hoping they put me on the list, which I know they won't. My luck I guess. I have so much cash, I just want to quit so I can enjoy the fruit of all these years of work, while I am sill healthy and relatively in shape. I want to leave with a fat layoff check.

To all the resentful and envious coc%suc&^ who come here to berate expats. You can s&( it. I got to where I am today by making boatload of cash. Not gonna tell you the number. Don't want you to get a heart attack. And then by living a frugal life. Unlike some of these slime balls who make 15, 20K SAR and drive half a million rial cars they cannot afford. Enjoy your Lexus, dummies, while living hand to mouth every month or should I say hand to as&.

Don't let jealousy k–l you. Pi$$ out.

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Post ID: @1ozs+1ad19njS

It is happening, I know a few guys this week

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Post ID: @1lue+1ad19njS

This is incorrect information. With the pandemic coming to an end, and consequently a resurgence of oil demand, there will be no more layoffs in the foreseeable future.

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Post ID: @1ueu+1ad19njS

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