Jobs under threat at Halliburton

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A major oil and gas industry employer in Arbroath has confirmed that jobs are to go as it looks to adjust its workforce.

It is understood that Halliburton Manufacturing and Services, which has a facility at the Elliot Industrial Estate, has entered into a period of consultation with a number of employees.

A spokesperson for the company said: “Halliburton has made adjustments to its workforce at Arbroath based on current business conditions. Halliburton will continue to monitor the business environment and will adjust the size of our workforce to align with current business demands as needed. We value every employee we have, but unfortunately we are faced with the difficult reality that reductions are necessary to work through this challenging market environment. Details of specific businesses and the number of employees is competitive information and therefore unavailable.”

It is almost exactly a year since Halliburton announced the loss of 10 jobs at the Arbroath facility as a result of a downturn in the oil industry.