Hexo’s restructuring will cut 450 jobs


Published on 06/15/2022 at 14:50

Hexo posted a loss of about $147 million in the third quarter. (Photo: The Canadian Press)

Cannabis producer Hexo said Wednesday that its restructuring plan to simplify its structure and cut costs includes cutting 450 jobs.

In financial documents, Gatineau indicated that this reduction in staffing would result in annual savings of $30.6 million, and that it aimed to simplify its organizational structure, so that its costs are better adjusted with the scale of its activities.

The company’s management explains in its most recent management report that most of the reductions will come from relying less on outside consultants, using a new IT platform and realizing the synergies discovered in the latest acquisitions move.

The document further states that the company will close a processing and manufacturing facility in Belleville, Ontario by the end of July.

The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the job cuts announced on the sidelines of its financial results announcement. Hexo reported a loss of about $147 million in the third quarter, compared to a loss of $21 million for the same period a year earlier.

Total revenue for the three months ended April 30 was approximately $46 million, compared to approximately $23 million in the same quarter of 2021.

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