Enbridge Laying Off 1,000 Workers After Spectra Deal

Cuts Said To Have "Limited" Impact On Twin Ports Offices


Enbridge Energy is laying off about 1,000 workers after closing on a $28 billion deal to buy Texas-based Spectra Energy.

An Enbridge spokeswoman provided the following statement on the workforce reductions:

After a careful evaluation, Enbridge has taken the difficult but necessary step to address the overlap in the combined company’s organizational structure. Unfortunately, this means a reduction of approximately 1,000 positions, or about 6 per cent of our workforce. The impact on the Twin Ports offices was limited. These workforce reductions are only one component of the synergies we expect to achieve over the coming months as we fully integrate our companies. Throughout this process, Enbridge is committed to treating people fairly and with respect. We are providing support to those leaving the company, as well as those who remain.

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Enbridge said the layoffs won’t affect the company’s ability to operate, serve customers, and protect the environment. Enbridge employs more than 400 workers in Wisconsin and around 600 employees and contractors in the Duluth/Superior area.