CN Rail has announced they have made the “difficult decision” to lay off an unspecified number of workers.

A spokesperson for CN said that job numbers would be cut “due to a weakening of many sectors of the economy” and that some employees will be placed on furlough.

In an emailed statement, a senior media relations advisor for the company said “These adjustments have already started to take place across the network. CN would like to express gratitude to the employees who will be leaving the company and thank them for their service.”

CN would not confirm how many jobs would be affected.

CN transports more than $250 billion worth of goods annually across a 32,000 km rail network within Canada and the U.S.

Currently, CN has about 24,000 staff.