Halliburton cuts 178 employees in Colorado: filing

Halliburton cuts 178 employees in Colorado: filing

FILE PHOTO: Oil production equipment is seen in a Halliburton yard in Williston, North Dakota, U.S., April 30, 2016. REUTERS/Andrew Cullen/File Photo

DENVER (Reuters) – Top U.S. hydraulic fracturing provider Halliburton this week said it would cut 178 employees in Colorado, according to a state filing.

The layoffs are concentrated in Mesa county in Western Colorado, according to a notice with Colorado’s Department of Labor and Employment.

Earlier this year, Halliburton said it had cut its North American workforce by 8% as reduced customer spending prompted a slowdown in hydraulic fracturing activity.

The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Reporting by Liz Hampton; Editing by Bernadette Baum

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