Enbridge cutting 1,000 jobs after completing takeover of Spectra Energy

Enbridge Inc says it is cutting about 1,000 jobs or six per cent of its workforce following the takeover of Houston-based Spectra Energy.

Calgary-based Enbridge says it is laying off people to address overlaps in the combined company's organizational structure after completing its acquisition of Spectra in late last month.

Company spokesman Todd Nogier did not provide details about where the cuts are happening, but says they're being done across the merged company.

He says the workforce reductions are one part of the synergies the company expects to achieve in the coming months.