Calgary-based Cenovus Energy to lay off upward of 2000 workers – CTV Toronto

CALGARY —
CTV News has learned Cenovus Energy plans to cut upward of 2,000 positions over the next two months, with the first round of layoffs expected to begin Tuesday.

According to a source that validated the total layoff numbers, Tuesday’s announcement will be followed by additional job cuts that are anticipated to take place over the course of two phases in February or March.

An internal memo confirms the vast majority of affected workers will receive termination notices by phone as work from home mandates remain in effect 

The move comes after the company finalized a deal to buy Husky Energy earlier this month and announced up to 2,150 jobs — roughly a quarter of its workforce — would be lost as a result of the mega-merger.  The acquisition of Husky Energy is valued at $23.6 billion, inclusive of debt.

This is a developing story. It will be updated throughout the morning.