(Toronto) Rogers Communications announced a voluntary departure program for some of its employees on Tuesday, as the telecommunications giant continues to integrate Shaw Communications after acquiring it for $26 billion in April.

In a memo to employees, CEO Tony Staffieri said Rogers was looking to reduce some overlap following the combination of the two companies.

Eligible employees can thus request to receive the offer of the program by the company.

Most employees whose roles include contact with consumers and production teams will not be eligible for the program.

Staffi explained that despite this reduction in duplicate positions, Rogers continues to hire new customer service workers.

As part of the conditions imposed by Ottawa in exchange for its approval of the Shaw acquisition, Rogers must create 3,000 new jobs in Western Canada.