Halliburton lays off 60 employees inside Eagle Ford ShaleHalliburton lays off 60 employees inside Eagle Ford Shalehttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=13682015-04-07T08:48:00Z2015-04-01T00:00:00Z

SAN ANTONIO - Following layoffs by oil giant Halliburton at its Eagle Ford Shale facility in Alice, 60 people are now unemployed. The move comes a month after Halliburton announced it would be laying off thousands of workers worldwide.

Baker Hughes announced in February that it would lay off 51 people at its facility in Alice. Shareholders of Halliburton and Baker Hughes voted this week in favor of the two companies' planned merger, according to Forbes.

Oilfield Trucking Solutions, a contractor for Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy Corp., laid off 93 people at its facility in Pearsall in early March.

Texas Workforce Commission data shows that new job postings for oil and natural gas jobs has fallen by 40 percent in the Eagle Ford Shale since December.

Layoffs Reported in the Eagle Ford Shale
Company Date City Layoffs
Halliburton March 23, 2015 Alice 60
Oilfield Trucking
March 4, 2015 Pearsall 93
Baker Hughes Feb. 9, 2015 Alice 51
Sentry Supply Feb. 2, 2015 Carrizo
    Totals 208

Read more at the San Antonio Business Journal.

For more employment stats, see the Texas Workforce Commission.

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