Layoffs grow in Oklahoma and not just oil and gas

More and more Oklahomans are joining the unemployment lines as companies are forced to cut their workforces, either because of the coronavirus pandemic, the oil crisis or a combination of the two.

The latest figures provided by the Oklahoma Workforce Development office indicated at least 1,856 people were left unemployed as of last week.

Bill Hancock, the Business Services and Rapid Response Coordinator for the Workforce Development office indicated the largest loss of jobs last week was 446 by Regal Cinemas.

But Halliburton in Duncan laid off another 240 workers while Apergy shut down its manufacturing plant in Claremore and let go 26 employees.

Source: Workforce Development