Aurora announced it’s closing five of its smaller production sites and laying off about 700 employees, cutting 25% of sales, general, and administrative staff “with immediate effect,” and 30% of production staff over the next two quarters.
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Executives were cut as well, including former chief product officer Shane Morris, and former director of corporate social responsibility Jonathan Zaid (founder of Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana).
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The five shuttered facilities represent roughly 40% of Aurora’s costs, a Cantor Fitzgerald analyst told BNN Bloomberg.
- These charges follow a $1B writedown and previous cuts to 500 jobs earlier this year.
The company does not expect any decline in production.