150 Jobs Leave Duncan

Duncan, OK – Duncan to lose 150 Halliburton jobs to transfers

DUNCAN, Okla. (AP) Halliburton Co. plans to transfer about 150 employees in Duncan to a research and development facility being built in Houston.

The company began telling employees of its plans last week. Among the employees to be relocated from the company's former hometown are chemists and engineers. About 400 employees work at Halliburton's technology center in Duncan.

Halliburton spokeswoman Diana Gabriel says the transfers are planned for 2012. She says Halliburton's new research and development facility in Houston will support about 2,200 employees.

Halliburton was founded in 1919 and based in Duncan until 1961.

Duncan Chamber of Commerce President Debra Burch says she's confident Halliburton will maintain a presence in the Stephens County town.


Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com

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