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Husky layoffs confirmed as Calgary company continues cost-cutting

Husky layoffs confirmed as Calgary company continues cost-cutting

Latest round of cuts hits Alberta’s energy industry as oil prices remain low

More job cuts were announced for Husky Energy on Tuesday as the company looks to weather the current downturn.

More job cuts were announced for Husky Energy on Tuesday as the company looks to weather the current downturn. (CBC)

Calgary-based Husky Energy says layoffs were announced today to ensure the company’s resilience during low oil prices.

The company did not provide any specific numbers, but says the staff reductions were across its operations.

“These are difficult decisions and we will continue to take the steps necessary to ensure the company’s resilience through this cycle and beyond,” said company spokesperson Mel Duvall in an email.

Staff tell CBC News layoffs include full-time staff and contractors.

Late last year, Husky said it was looking to sell some of its conventional oil and natural gas assets in Western Canada.

That includes producing wells from northeastern B.C. to southeastern Saskatchewan, as well as pipelines and storage tanks in the Lloydminster area, but no oilsands or heavy oil assets.

Social media postings suggest that many of the positions cut were related to those assets on the block.

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