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Oil giant ExxonMobil announces nearly 2,000 Houston-area layoffs

Oil giant ExxonMobil announces nearly 2,000 Houston-area layoffs

ExxonMobil campus Houston
The massive layoffs will affect ExxonMobil's Houston campus. Rendering courtesy of Harvey Cleary

Oil powerhouse ExxonMobil's Houston management offices will be primarily impacted by job cuts that the oil giant announced Thursday, October 29.

In a news release, the company said it anticipates about 1,900 workers will be affected by the workforce reduction through “voluntary and involuntary programs.”

As has been with similar energy companies as of late, the Irving-based company cites the pandemic's impact on its efforts to “improve efficiency and reduce costs,” the release adds.

“The company recognizes these decisions will impact employees and their families and has put these programs in place only after comprehensive evaluation and thoughtful deliberation,” the company concluded in its release. “Employees who are separated through involuntary programs will be provided with support, including severance and outplacement services.”

As of 2019, the Irving-based company has employed about 74,900 workers.

Just six years ago, ExxonMobil opened a state-of-the art campus in Spring, just off I-45 and the Hardy Toll Road, that houses four of its offshoot companies.

In addition, the company holds a Baytown complex, which it touts as one of the "largest integrated and most technologically advanced refining and petrochemical complexes in the world."

As of mid-morning October 29, ExxonMobil has been trading up at just $32.46 a share.

This is a developing news story.

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