Halliburton layoffs in region including North Dakota

HOUSTON - A recent round of layoffs by oil giant Halliburton will have what’s being called 'minimal reductions' to the workforce in North Dakota, amid market conditions.

The company’s senior director of Global Communications and Marketing, Emily Mir, confirmed the news with Your News Leader Thursday.

The company is laying off 650 employees across the Rockies region, including North Dakota, Colorado, Wyoming, and New Mexico.

They say there was no impact in Williston and ‘minimal reductions’ in Dickinson.

They also say the majority of the employees were given the option to relocate.

Here is the full statement:

“Halliburton made reductions to its employee workforce in various areas across its Rockies region due to local market conditions. Making this decision was not easy, nor taken lightly, but unfortunately it was necessary as we work to align our operations to reduced customer activity.

Across the Halliburton Rockies region, which includes Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico and North Dakota, approximately 650 employees were impacted. The Company offered the majority of those employees the option to relocate to other Halliburton operating areas where more activity is anticipated.

There was no impact in Williston and minimal reductions in Dickinson.”