Irving Oil to Cut 6% of its Global Workforce

Irving Oil, July 13, 2020

Refiner Irving Oil announced on Wednesday that it will lay off 250 employees, or roughly 6% of its global workforce, due to economic challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic.

The layoffs will affect workers across its operations in Canada, the United States, Ireland and the UK.

The challenges that we face in our business and our industry are unlike any we have ever experienced. Like many other organizations, we hoped to avoid this outcome as we worked hard to keep our business secure through the extreme challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the last decision we wanted to make and to all those impacted, we are sorry,” Irving Oil president Ian Whitcomb and chief brand officer Sarah Irving said in a joint statement. 

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