Halliburton Lays Off 350 Workers in Oklahoma Amid Falling Oil Prices
DUNCAN, OKLA. — Houston-based oilfield services firm Halliburton Co. will lay off approximately 350 employees at its facility in Duncan, according to reports from several news outlets including The Houston Chronicle and Reuters. The Chronicle reports that the move was revealed via a filing with the Oklahoma Office of Workforce Development, and that the company has independently confirmed plans to reduce its workforce as oil prices continue to suffer. Several weeks ago in mid-March, Halliburton furloughed some 3,500 workers at its Houston headquarters via a program in which employees would work every other week for 60 days. As of Tuesday afternoon, the price of West Texas Intermediate crude stood at $25.61 per barrel, down from $63.98 per barrel a year ago.