Aberdeen will feel the effects of the oil sector downturn for years to come, with another 5,500 energy sector jobs expected to be lost by 2027, a new report says.
But the job losses will be partly offset by strong growth in the digital, creative and financial service sectors, according to the study.
A trade union official said the development was “very disappointing”, while industry body Oil and Gas UK (OGUK) said attracting fresh investment was vital.
The oil job losses figure was highlighted in a city council report into a draft regional skills strategy published by Skills Development Scotland (SDS). The strategy looks to address the oil downturn’s impact on the region’s skills base.
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