Irving Oil operations update
The following is a statement from Irving Oil President Ian Whitcomb and Irving Oil Executive Vice-President and Chief Brand Officer Sarah Irving.
At Irving Oil, our employees are at the heart of all that we do. For almost 100 years, the hard work and dedication of our teams have proudly made us who we are.
Today, we have shared with our employees the difficult decision to significantly reduce our workforce in light of the current economic challenges we face. With this news, 250 individuals will be leaving our workforce – totaling approximately six per cent of our people across 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.
At this time, we are focused on supporting our employees during this transition and are very thankful for all they have contributed to our business.