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Chevron to cut 950 jobs in Houston, 1,500 companywide

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Chevron currently counts about 8,000 Houston-area employees and fewer than 65,000 workers worldwide. Chevron had closer to 9,000 Houston workers two years ago.
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Halliburton, Baker cut workforces deeper, bringing layoffs to 27,000

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Halliburton has cut nearly 14,000 jobs and Baker Hughes has laid off 13,000 employees since they began trimming their headcounts last year to cope with the oil-market crash, officials said Monday.
Arthur Perales III works on a gear reducer at the Weatherford rod-pump manufacturing plant Thursday, June 26, 2014, in Katy. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle)

Weatherford to boost job cuts to 11,000

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The oil field services firm, based in Switzerland with main offices in Houston, said the layoffs come as the North American market continues to weaken.
Subsea trees are shown at FMC Technologies, 1777 Gears Road, Wednesday, June 4, 2014, in Houston. ( Melissa Phillip / Houston Chronicle )

FMC Technologies plans further layoffs

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FMC Technologies executives say its joint venture with another subsea oil-equipment maker has been welcomed by operators but it will have to continue to cut its workforce in coming quarters as activity stagnates.
A Noble Energy rig off the south coast of Cyprus in the Mediterranean Sea. (AP Photo/Cyprus Press and Information Office, File)

Noble to shutter Rosetta’s headquarters, lay off 65 as two firms merge

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Noble Energy will shutter Rosetta Resources’ headquarters in downtown Houston and lay off at least 65 of its employees as it prepares to acquire the small Houston-based independent producer.
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Technip to lay off 6,000 workers

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The Paris-based firm, which has its main U.S. offices in Houston, said Monday the move will save it $919 million over the next two and a half years, with the bulk of those savings coming in 2016.
Petrobras workers walk on platform 51 "Majuro" in Angra dos Reis, Brazil. (AP Photo/Ricardo Moraes)

Oil job cuts subside as crude prices stabilize, report says

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Stable $60 oil gave the U.S. energy sector a break from mass layoff announcements in May and June.
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Survey: Most oil and gas hiring managers see more layoffs, smaller headcounts in near future

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Rigzone’s latest global hiring survey confirms what you already knew: It’s a tough time to get a job in the oil and gas industry. Just more than half of the global oil and gas hiring managers said that they have “decreased their hiring efforts in the past three months.” Another 13 percent said they’ve frozen […]
An Exterran Partners midstream compressor. (Exterran)

Exterran closing Louisiana plant, laying off 76

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Chris Michel, senior vice president for global human resources at corporate parent Exterran Holdings Inc., wrote state officials that the Broussard plant will remain open at least until either November or December, when the second round of layoffs is expected.
A United Steelworkers Union member pickets outside Marathon Petroleum Company's Galveston Bay Refining Division on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Texas City. ( Mayra Beltran / Houston Chronicle )

Strike at Marathon Petroleum refinery ends

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Workers at Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s Galveston Bay Refinery will go back to work following a more than four-month strike that ended Tuesday when union members ratified a contract with the company.