OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma’s slowing oil and gas industry experienced its first large-scale layoff in 2019 today.

Halliburton Energy Services Inc. informed the Oklahoma Office of Workforce Development it closed the company’s office in El Reno, eliminating about 800 jobs.

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Bill Hancock, the state office’s employer workforce services and state rapid response coordinator, provided a copy of a letter Halliburton sent the same day.

Hancock said Monday he hadn’t been able to reach anyone with Halliburton to obtain any additional information.

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