Update: Another Round of Layoffs at Halliburton, Company Officials Release Same Statment

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

For the second time this month, Halliburton is laying off employees.

11News has made several calls and sent e–mails to Halliburton officials and all we've gotten in response from them is the same we got back on March 5 when they laid off a bunch of folks- a vague e–mail confirming "reductions" at their Grand Junction office. We asked them specifically how many people lost their jobs today and they won't answer.

11News has received several calls from people saying they were let go today out of the blue. One current employee tells 11News that he's heard more layoffs are on the way.

Earlier this month when Halliburton made its first round of cuts employees showed up to find guards telling them their services were no longer needed. This time our callers tell us they got a phone call the night before their shift telling them not to come in.

But despite the layoffs the company still has billboard up off of Highway 6&50 that says "OILFIELD JOBS, APPLY IN PERSON."

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  • by Patrick Location: Farmington, NM on Apr 8, 2009 at 10:02 AM
    I was laid off by Halliburton in the San Juan Basin of NM on 3/25. Reason? Workforce reduction. If the company can't keep employees because they can't pay them, why was my severance package soo lucrative? It boggles the mind. When I started they hired somwhere in the number of 30-40 new green hats. As of the day I got laid off there weren't many left. Aside from paying relocation expenses for many who moved from all over the U.S. the cost of training and then severance, we are talking a hefty chunk of change. Might have been cheaper to keep us.
  • by Oilfield Wife Location: Western Slope on Mar 30, 2009 at 01:56 PM
    I wish you would quit bashing Halliburton, it has been a good company to us as well as many other families. Why don't you cover equally in this area...BJ, Schlumberger, Williams, all have laid people off, but you don't see that on the front page anywhere. You want to blame someone for the layoffs, blame Ritter and Obama! You want to complain about the oil and gas out here, you better be driving a vehicle that doesn't require gas and heat your home with a wood burning stove, 'cause you need oil and gas and you will be feeling that soon! Our local economy has already taken a hit and it will only get worse now that you have run oil and gas out of Colorado! Make it hard to do business here in Colorado, you will pay a very steep price...oh that's right we already are!
  • by Jill Location: Fruita on Mar 29, 2009 at 06:16 PM
    Kay 8 people were laid off Feb. 1. This is where the rumors come froml; assumptions.
  • by Brian Location: Grand Jct on Mar 26, 2009 at 01:18 AM
    They are vauge because they are trying to respect the people that did get laid off. Ritter has not allowed there to be balance. He gave the rules and said eat it!!!! With no regards to the hard working people of this western Slope. Come on 11 news Cal Frac and Shumblerga both laid off people last week too where was the reporting on that.
  • by Greg Location: Grand Junction on Mar 25, 2009 at 09:24 PM
    Well the people of this state spoke loud and clear when Ritter became governor, now we all will hear them cry about how bad a shape we will be in this state and blame it on oil industry,and while others say we can still make it on tourist, ha only people traveling will be those of us moving from here, while the President talks of great change, to what unemployment, maybe a few of them should try unemployment them selfs, hats off to the states that fought against these rules and made it work for all, if the oil industry leaves I for one hope it does not come back, I for one will not spend a dollar in this state once my family and I leave it and I have been here 35 yrs to long.
  • by jennifer Location: grand junction on Mar 25, 2009 at 09:07 PM
    So, it seems that KKCO is Grand Junction's version of the National Enquirer. In the second paragraph the "reporter" states that he received the same vague response from Halliburton as on March 5. I remember a quote attribued to a halliburton manager, flashing across the television screen. Just because this reporter didn't get the exact answer to his question is no reason to pout and whine. Grow up, that's life.
  • by Vinny Location: Grand Junction on Mar 25, 2009 at 08:26 PM
    11 News, will you announce layoffs when the local ecconomy drops to where we only need a few reporters??
  • by Josh Location: Fruita on Mar 25, 2009 at 08:19 PM
    This is what is going to continue to happen now, that our Governor, has just screwed the Western Slope. There are plenty of ways to have drilling, and protect the environment at the same time. Good job on hurting one of the only strong economies in the state of Colorado Ritter and other democrats in the house and senate. You just made the recession hit even harder in the Western Slope.
  • by jeff Location: grand junction on Mar 25, 2009 at 06:59 PM
    everyone acts suprized oilfield is pulling out. we have become to dependant on their money.
  • by Tim Location: Grand Juncttion on Mar 25, 2009 at 06:31 PM
    How can ANYONE not know that layoffs are in the air. prople open your eyes and look at the country, and 11 news has no idea why their are layoffs.....BOY thats great reporting
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