Southwestern Energy layoffs include 600 in Arkansas | Arkansas Blog

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Southwestern Energy layoffs include 600 in Arkansas

Posted By on Thu, Jan 21, 2016 at 12:18 PM

Southwestern Energy has announced plans to lay off 40 percent of its workforce, a cut that will mean the loss of 600 jobs, or about half the workforce, in Arkansas.

Falling gas prices have reduced production activity, particularly in the Fayetteville shale gas play in Arkansas, which is relatively expensive to explore.


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