Enbridge slashing 1,000 jobs

Enbridge has announced it is cutting 1,000 workers, but it is not known how many of those jobs will be in B.C. | Photo: Jorome/Shutterstock

Enbridge said it plans to eliminate 1,000 jobs as it looks to decrease overlap after its takeover of Spectra Energy last month, but how those cuts will play out in Northeast B.C. remains unclear.

The cuts represent around six per cent of the company’s workforce, however, Enbridge spokeswoman Suzanne Wilton said she couldn’t provide the losses by region or location.

“I can say that the majority of the reductions will be made in the corporate functions in various locations where there is duplication and overlap with services that are provided,” Wilton wrote in an email.

“There will be much less impact in our field operations areas, where we have minimal overlap in geography and roles.”

Enbridge finalized its $28-billion takeover of Spectra on Feb. 27.

“After a careful evaluation, Enbridge has taken the difficult but necessary step to address the overlap in the combined company’s organizational structure,” Wilton said.

“These workforce reductions are only one component of the synergies we expect to achieve over the coming months as we fully integrate our companies.”

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