Halliburton to close El Reno facility; more than 800 expected to lose jobs

Halliburton on Monday announced plans to close its El Reno operation, and more than 800 employees are expected to lose their jobs, El Reno Mayor Matt White told KOCO 5. KOCO 5 obtained a letter sent by Halliburton officials to the Oklahoma Office of Workforce Development, which says in part, “This letter serves as written notice to Oklahoma City that Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (HESI) is planning to have mass layoffs at the following physical addresses: 6100 East Highway 66, El Reno, OK 73036.”“HESI anticipates that the layoff will be on approximately December 2, 2019. The layoff is expected to be a permanent employment loss. At this time it is expected that the facility will not remain open. It is reasonably anticipated that approximately 800 employees will be affected by the layoff.” At least three El Reno police vehicles were stationed Monday at the Halliburton campus at 6100 E. State Highway 66, the El Reno Tribune reported.“It’s going to be a pretty big hit for us,” White said. White fears this will affect multiple parts of the economy. “Our smaller businesses, restaurants, our sales tax.”Craig McVay, El Reno superintendent, said this affects everyone and he is also nervous for El Reno’s future. “Everyone is just worried to death right now,” McVay said. McVay said the town’s residents may be worried and shocked, but he knows El Reno will pull through. “We have tough people, and they are used to bouncing back,” McVay said. KOCO 5 reached out to Halliburton to find out why they are planning to lay off so many people, but we have not heard back. White said he believes the plant will close soon following the layoffs.

EL RENO, Okla. —

Halliburton on Monday announced plans to close its El Reno operation, and more than 800 employees are expected to lose their jobs, El Reno Mayor Matt White told KOCO 5.

KOCO 5 obtained a letter sent by Halliburton officials to the Oklahoma Office of Workforce Development, which says in part, “This letter serves as written notice to Oklahoma City that Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (HESI) is planning to have mass layoffs at the following physical addresses: 6100 East Highway 66, El Reno, OK 73036.”

“HESI anticipates that the layoff will be on approximately December 2, 2019. The layoff is expected to be a permanent employment loss. At this time it is expected that the facility will not remain open. It is reasonably anticipated that approximately 800 employees will be affected by the layoff.”

At least three El Reno police vehicles were stationed Monday at the Halliburton campus at 6100 E. State Highway 66, the El Reno Tribune reported.

“It’s going to be a pretty big hit for us,” White said.

White fears this will affect multiple parts of the economy.

“Our smaller businesses, restaurants, our sales tax.”

Craig McVay, El Reno superintendent, said this affects everyone and he is also nervous for El Reno’s future.

“Everyone is just worried to death right now,” McVay said.

McVay said the town’s residents may be worried and shocked, but he knows El Reno will pull through.

“We have tough people, and they are used to bouncing back,” McVay said.

KOCO 5 reached out to Halliburton to find out why they are planning to lay off so many people, but we have not heard back.

White said he believes the plant will close soon following the layoffs.

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