Shaw drops 36 staff in Kelowna

An estimated three dozen employees from Shaw Communications’ Kelowna operation got their walking papers last week.

An estimated three dozen employees from Shaw Communications’ Kelowna operation got their walking papers last week.

Peter Bissonnette, the CEO of the communications giant, announced the company’s delivery of 500 job cuts across Canada as part of a company reorganization.

The operations will be whittled down from 18 regions into seven larger regions, which Bissonnette has said will reduce the cost of business.

Among the changes are that customer service calls directed to a Saskatoon office will be shifted to a Winnipeg office.

Further lay-offs occurred at Shaw service locations in Langley, Edmonton, Kamloops, Sault Ste. Marie, Thunder Bay, Red Deer and Lethbridge and on Vancouver Island.