Husky Energy lays off local staff in cost-cutting move

Calgary-based Husky Energy says there have been layoffs in Newfoundland and Labrador as part of the latest round cost-saving measures.
A Husky Energy employee monitors a test for a temporary guide base in Freshwater Bay. (Husky Energy)

Calgary-based Husky Energy confirms that there have been layoffs in its operations in Newfoundland and Labrador, but is not revealing how many. 

A spokesperson in St. John's told CBC News Wednesday that local staff "have been affected."

The spokesperson said the company will not be providing specific numbers, but that the staff reductions were across the company's 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," the spokesperson said.

There are approximately 400 Husky Energy employees in Atlantic Canada, most of whom work in St. John's. 

Husky also announced it had cut 1,400 positions last October across its operations. 

Husky is the operator and majority owner in the White Rose oil field off the coast of Newfoundland, as well as satellite extensions, including North Amethyst, West White Rose and the South White Rose Extension.

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