UPDATE: Halliburton Employees Being Laid Off As They Come To Work

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

11 News has received multiple phone calls from Halliburton employees this morning, saying they've been laid off. 11 News reporter Chiara Lotierzo is at the company's Clifton headquarters, she's been told there could be as many 150 people being laid off.
11 News is at the Halliburton building in Clifton this morning. An employee tells our reporter on scene that he's been laid off and there could be more cuts announced later today. One fired employee tells 11 News more than one hundred people could be let go today.

We've been told by employees that there's a meeting scheduled for later this morning.

Calls to the Halliburton Public Relations Department have not yet been returned.

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  • by Gene Location: Houston on Oct 6, 2010 at 09:00 AM
    As I understand it, it is not a reduction in force, but a movement of positions offshore. They are not reducing overall force....just the US force. More of a reduction in cost as opposed to a reduction of force. Number of persons employed or under contract to Halliburton may actually increase globally.
  • by JORGE SOTO Location: LAREDO on May 3, 2009 at 01:56 PM
    they are letting us go and promisse to help to get another job but they wont even return calls to provide help.If you know about a good Attorney please give me information
  • by Jennifer Location: Grand Junction on Mar 6, 2009 at 07:04 AM
    Perhaps the reader below needs to delve further into this story herself. While I don't fault Halliburton for the layoffs, I can say that many, many of the laid off employees were Grand Junction residents, not just those out for a quick buck. These people had families to support and were willing to put in long hours week after week doing jobs that many wouldn't even touch. Now, thanks to stiffer regulations (and I do question if they were necessary), these hard working people are faced with going elsewhere for work. Will we even need more restaurants, shopping malls and schools if there's no one to frequent/attend them? Gov. Ritter, et al, how is going to feel to govern a state of no one? Further more, to the reader below, the Media might have an important role, but they are following the President's lead with quotes of, "Rarely in history has our country faced economic problems as devastating as this crisis." Someone, please take the finger off the panic button!
  • by katie Location: Grand Junction on Mar 5, 2009 at 05:56 PM
    I am just wondering why our local stations make everything seem worse than it really is. You forgot to mention that Halliburton still employs over 3,000 people out of our local office. You also forgot to mention how many of these people moved to our area for a few months for the "Fast and Easy Money". There is a lot more to this story than you actually reported, and I wish you would look into it. I really think that all of us would be in a better situation during these times if our media would find something good in stories instead of reporting just the negative sides of them. Our media plays an important roll in our economy and I wish you would understand that.
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