CASPER, Wyo. — International energy company Halliburton has announced it will lay off 650 employees in the Rocky Mountain region, including an unspecified amount who work in Rock Springs.
"Halliburton made reductions to its employee workforce in Rock Springs due to local market conditions," Emily Mir, a spokeswoman for Halliburton said in a statement. "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."
The layoffs hit workers in four states: Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico and North Dakota. But the company declined to specify how many Wyoming workers were impacted.
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Halliburton said it aimed to provide most employees with the opportunity to relocate to other company locations.
In February 2016, Halliburton laid off an unspecified amount of workers in Casper and Rock Springs as part of a larger, 5,000-worker job cut.