WPX Energy

Tulsa, OK

Layoff Date:

January 11, 2021

Laid Off Employees:


Laid Off Percent:

Not Reported

Source: Tulsa World
WPX Energy will begin closing its doors in Tulsa in two months as part of its consolidation with Oklahoma City-based Devon Energy, documents indicate. All 409 of WPX's workers in Tulsa were notified Monday via the WARN Act, which stands for Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification. The WARN Act is a U.S. Department of Labor law that requires employers to provide a 60-day written notification that employees' jobs will be eliminated when an office closes or a mass layoff occurs. Devon and WPX announced Thursday that they had closed on an all-stock merger that will eventually send all of WPX's employees to Oklahoma City. "It's a difficult but expected part of the merger process," WPX spokesman Kelly Swan said in a statement. Eliminating staffing redundancies is one of the keys to capturing the value of combining the companies. Most people understand the reality of the situation and are grateful for the severance benefits we have. WPX has been a great employer with an outstanding value proposition. The WARN received Monday said WPX now an affiliate of Devon is expected to begin closing its offices at 3500 One Williams Center on March 12 and consolidate with the Oklahoma City office, resulting in a layoff for 50 or more of WPX's full-time employees during any 30-day period. The Tulsa office is expected to close permanently by Dec. 31.
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