HALLIBURTON CUTS 2,000 JOBS
Halliburton Co., the world's second-largest oilfield services provider, has cut 2,000 more jobs, mostly in North America, the region hardest hit by the crude collapse. The Houston-based company has now laid off a total of almost 16,000, or about 19 percent of its global workforce, since its peak last year, Emily Mir, a spokeswoman, said Thursday in an e-mailed statement. Halliburton had previously said in July that 14,000 jobs had been eliminated.
The company is flattening its North America staff by reducing management layers, President Jeff Miller wrote in a memo distributed to employees Monday.
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