As part of its company-wide restructuring, Chesapeake Energy laid off about 800 employees on Tuesday, the company's CEO Doug Lawler said in an email to employees.
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"By scaling E&P support services, reducing management layers, and aligning resources with a sharpened focus on accountability and efficiency, we have created a business built to deliver a sustainable and profitable future," Lawler said in the email, which was sent on Tuesday.
Employees from various groups including operations, land, IT, human resources, legal, facilities, finance, accounting and A&D were laid off and their departures weren't very private. According to a person at the company who agreed to speak on condition of anonymity, employees who were being let go were asked to line up outside a conference room where they were notified that they were being laid off.