Halliburton 3Q15: $54M Loss, Cut 18,000 Jobs Over Past Year

red inkIt continues to be tough times at Halliburton. Although the company is in the process of buying smaller competitor Baker Hughes, Halliburton themselves are having a hard time keeping their proverbial nose above water. In the third quarter of 2015 the company lost $54 million and laid off another 2,000 employees. Earlier this year Halliburton laid off 10% of its workforce–some 9,000 people (see 3rd Shoe Drops: Halliburton Lays Off Additional 2,600). In September, an internal company document surfaced saying the company has plans to lay off a total of 20,000 people. They’re almost there. According to an email from a Halliburton spokesperson, the company has now laid off 18,000 people since last year–a number much higher than previously confirmed by the company. In a phone conference yesterday, Halliburton officials said first quarter of next year will likely be the lowest point they hit with respect to a decrease in business/revenue, and after that things will improve. From their lips to God’s ears–we hope they’re right. Below is the earnings update along with select comments by Halliburton’s muckety mucks as reported by Bloomberg…

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