BP laid off 257 Azerbaijani employees last year
Economy29 February 2016, 15:20 703
At the end of 2015, the number of BP’s Azerbaijani national employees was 2,735.
According to BP-Azerbaijan, some 87% of BP’s permanent professionals in Azerbaijan are nationals and many of them are in senior positions including four members of the regional leadership team. BP remains committed to achieving a nationalization target of 90% for professional staff by the end of 2018. This envisages nationalizing some of the professional roles that are currently occupied by the expatriate employees. Non-professional staff is already 100% nationalized. The nationalization agenda also includes further optimization of BP’s learning and development programmes, close participation in the public and private sector initiatives in order to further improve the local talent market and enhancing the rigorous internal performance management process.
The interesting point is that at the end of 2014, the number of BP’s Azerbaijani national employees was 2,992. At that time, 86% of BP’s permanent professionals in Azerbaijan were nationals. So, BP reduced 257 Azerbaijani employees last year.
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