GRAND JUNCTION– Two sources tell us there are big layoffs at the Halliburton facility on 32 Road in Mesa County.
Halliburton made reductions to its employee workforce in Grand Junction 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.Emily Mir, Halliburton Global Communications and Marketing Director
Notifications to employees apparently went out Monday.
One source estimates between 60 and 100 people are being let go, including members of upper management.
Fracking crews will reportedly be offered reassignment, but if they refuse, they will essentially be laid off as well.
Our sources were not sure if the facility will be shut down, but if not, only a skeleton staff would likely remain.
Workers said there were rumors of layoffs about two months ago.
This follows earlier layoffs at the facility about six months ago.
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.Emily Mir