GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO)-- We got a viewer tip about the Halliburton location near Clifton shutting down, so we looked into it.
As it turns out, the facility is not shutting down completely, but lots of people will have to find new jobs.
The Associated Press is reporting 178 people have been laid off- permanently.
The company confirmed that they are "reducing their employee workforce in Grand Junction due to local market conditions, and reduced customer activity."
But the company says this is part of regional layoffs, not just in Colorado, but also in New Mexico, Wyoming, and North Dakota, where about 650 employees have been impacted between the four states.
Here locally, several viewers have weighed in on our social media pages about this.
Jerry Moomey commented, "I was there 9 great years, I made it through a few lay-offs prior to this one. This one got me this time."
Curtis Petty wrote, "This isn't the first time and probably won't be the last time, it's the ups and downs of the field."
Brian Branson said, "Horrible, I know several families and friends effected by this. Fortunately, there are other opportunities available in this current economy."
Halliburton couldn't confirm the exact number of layoffs at the Grand Junction location.
In January of this year, Halliburton reported its total revenue was up 16% in 2018 compared to 2017.
Haliburton said in a statement: “The company offered the majority of those employees the option to relocate to other Halliburton operating areas where more activity is anticipated.”