Halliburton will lay off 216 employees in North Texas as the coronavirus pandemic continues to depress demand for oil-field services and equipment.
The Houston oil-field services giant said the job cuts will take place at its Halliburton Energy Services in Carrollton, north of Dallas. The facility is expected to remain open, the company told the Texas Workforce Commission this month.
“Due to the unprecedented challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and the global market impact continuing to be felt throughout the industry, [Halliburton Energy Services] continues to experience layoffs,” the company said.
Oil-field services have been hard hit by the historic oil bust caused by the global pandemic. Oil-field services firms, which drill and manufacture equipment for oil and gas producers, have shed more than 81,000 jobs since November 2019, according to the latest jobs report from the Petroleum Equipment & Services Association.
Halliburton this year has laid off 1,000 employees at its Houston headquarters and 350 workers at an Oklahoma office. The company in October reported a third-quarter loss of $17 million, its fourth-straight quarterly loss.
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