MESA COUNTY- The recent layoff of Halliburton employees may have a significant impact on the local job market.
Halliburton’s latest rounds of layoffs could mean the loss of as many as 100 jobs in the area. Monday’s announcement once again has businesses and community leaders on the western slope continuing their push to diversify the economy.
A major industry growing in Mesa County is manufacturing, with companies like Capco seeing significant growth.
Those in the renewable energy sector say that there is much opportunity in their industry, but they acknowledge the transition away from fossil fuel-related jobs can’t happen over night.